Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - April 20, 2017

Solitary Sandpipers

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury:
Glossy Ibis, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Ring-billed Gull, American Crow, Northern Cardinal, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, Northern Mockingbird, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Blue Jay, Mallard, Wild Turkey, American Goldfinch, Black-capped Chickadee, Northern Flicker, Eastern  Meadowlark

Newman Road, Newbury:
Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, American Black Duck, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Greater Yellowlegs, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse, Red-winged Blackbird, Savannah Sparrow  

Exeter Waste Water Treatment Plant, Exeter, NH:
Glossy Ibis, Wood Duck, Northern Shoveler, Blue-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup 

Argilla-Northgate-Essex Rd. Fields Complex, Ipswich:                                                                                                                                                    Glossy Ibis, White-faced Ibis

Tuxbury Pond, Amesbury:
Bufflehead, Mute Swan, Pied-Billed Grebe, Osprey

Pike’s Bridge Road, West Newbury:
Ovenbird, Tree Swallow, Mute Swan, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck


Joppa Park, Newburyport:
Iceland Gull

Ipswich Town Wharf, Ipswich:
Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Topsfield Fairgrounds, Topsfield:
Solitary Sandpiper 

Scotland Road, Newbury:
Pectoral Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe

Cross Beach Road, Seabrook, NH:
American Kestrel

Patton's Pond, Amesbury:
Belted Kingfisher  

Crooked Pond, Boxford: 
Blue-headed Vireo, Louisiana Waterthrush, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Eastern Phoebe, Blue Jay, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, American Crow, Pine Warbler, Palm Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Red-winged Blackbird, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Brown-headed Cowbird, Yellow-throated Vireo


Hamlin Reservation, Ipswich:
White-eyed Vireo 

Hanover Street, Newbury:
Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Purple Finch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, American Crow, Mourning Dove, House Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Hermit Thrush

Pease International Tradeport, Newington, NH:
Hooded Merganser, American Kestrel, Northern Mockingbird, Pine Warbler, Song Sparrow

Various Areas in West Gloucester:
Hairy Woodpecker, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Towhee

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Glossy Ibis, Canada Goose, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Common Eider, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Piping Plover, Dunlin, Wilson's Snipe, Greater Yellowlegs, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Eastern Phoebe, Fish Crow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield:
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Eastern Bluebird, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Swamp Sparrow, Purple Finch

Ferry Road, Salisbury:
Osprey, Great Egret, Eastern Phoebe, Fish Crow

Heritage Trail, Nahant:
Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Carolina Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Northern Waterthrush, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Field Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Crane Beach, Ipswich:
Great Egret, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Mockingbird, Pine Warbler, Field Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Red-winged Blackbird

Crooked Pond, Boxford:
Louisiana Waterthrush, Blue-headed Vireo, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport:
Wild Turkey, Hermit Thrush, Northern Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadee, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Phoebe, Merlin, American Kestrel

Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury:
Merlin, Brant, Great Egret, Lesser Black-backed Gull

Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury/Newburyport:
Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, American Woodcock, Ring-necked Pheasant

Amesbury Boat Launch, Amesbury:
American Robin, Belted Kingfisher, Mallard, Double-crested Cormorant,European Starling, Common Grackle

Route 1A, Ipswich:
White-faced Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Gadwall, Canada Goose, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Wilson's Snipe, American Crow, Mourning Dove, Tree Swallow, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, European Starling, Common Grackle, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird

Scotland Road, Newbury:
American Wigeon, Great Egret, Green-winged Teal, Pectoral Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe

Cross Street, Rowley:
Green-winged Teal, Glossy Ibis, Killdeer, Solitary Sandpiper

Elm Street, Salisbury:
Killdeer, Eastern Phoebe, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, Tree Swallow

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Solitary Sandpiper, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, American Black Duck, Green-winged Teal, Common Eider, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Wild Turkey, Northern Gannet, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Piping Plover, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Herring Gull, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Eastern Phoebe, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Purple Finch, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Monday, April 17, 2017

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - April 13, 2017

Glossy Ibis by Bob Stymeist

Newman Road,Newbury:
Little Blue Heron, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, American Black Duck, Greater Yellowlegs

Route 1A, Rowley:
Wood Duck

Hamlin Reservation, Ipswich:
American Black Duck,  Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Glossy Ibis, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Swallow species, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Central Cemetery, Beverly:
Bald Eagle

Lake Attitash, Amesbury/Merrimac:
Purple Finch, Ruddy Duck, Common Merganser, Mute Swan, Bald Eagle, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow 

Pine Island Road, Newbury:
Wood Duck, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Phoebe, Chipping Sparrow  

Tuxbury Pond, Amesbury:
Palm Warbler 

Elm Street, Georgetown:
Eastern Bluebird, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay

Various Areas in Nahant:
Wild Turkey, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Phoebe, Gray Catbird, Hermit Thrush, 
Louisiana Waterthrush, Swamp Sparrow, Northern Flicker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 

Water Street, Newburyport:
Common Loon

Parker River Area, Newbury:
Gadwall, Wood Duck, Mallard, Bald Eagle

Cross Street & Jellison Road, Rowley:
Eurasian Wigeon

Clarks Pond, Amesbury:
Glossy Ibis, Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, Osprey, Ring-billed Duck, Mallard, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Wood Duck, Fox Sparrow, American Robin, Blue Jay, Herring Gull, White-breasted Nuthatch 

High Street, Newburyport:
Turkey Vulture

Various Areas in Manchester:
Sandhill Crane, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Carolina Wren, American Robin 

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Purple Martin, Pine Warbler, Palm Warbler, Brown Creeper, Northern Flicker, Song Sparrow,  Savannah Sparrow, House Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, Tree Swallow, Northern Flicker, Northern Shrike, Blue-winged Teal, Brown Creeper, Brant, Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Black Duck, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Common Eider, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Wild Turkey, Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Osprey, Piping Plover, Killdeer, Sanderling, Purple Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, 
Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, American Crow, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Common Grackle, Red-winged Blackbird

Moulton Street, Newburyport:
Chipping Sparrow, Chimney Swift, Cedar Waxwing, Fish Crow, American Crow, Tree Swallow

Flax Pond, Lynn:
Mallard, Scaup Species, Common Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant
  
New Hampshire Seacoast:
Osprey, Brant, Canada Goose, Wood Duck, American Black Duck, Common Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Piping Plover, Killdeer, Purple Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Merlin, Eastern Phoebe, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Snow Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird 

Crow Lane, Newburyport:
Turkey Vulture, Eastern Phoebe

Pike's Bridge Road, West Newbury:
Palm Warbler, American Bittern, Wood Duck, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Mallard, Red-winged Blackbird, Tree Swallow

 Exeter Waste Water Treatment Plant, Exeter:
Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, Common Merganser, Bufflehead, Northern Shoveler, Blue-winged Teal, Wilson's Snipe, Killdeer, Tree Swallow, Osprey 

Crane Beach, Ipswich
Long-tailed Duck, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Piping Plover, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Swallow Species, Northern Mockingbird, Savannah Sparrow (Ipswich), Song Sparrow, Common Grackle, House Finch 

Crooked Pond, Boxford:
Winter Wren

Scotland Road, Newbury:
Pectoral Sandpiper, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Great Egret, Killdeer, Canada Goose, American Black Duck, Green-winged Teal, Wild Turkey, Greater Yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipe, Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, American Crow, Tufted Titmouse, American Pipit, Song Sparrow, American Crow, Red-winged Blackbird

Turkey Hill Road, West Newbury
Red-winged Blackbird, American Woodcock, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-bellied Woodpecker

J. B. Little Road, Grovleand:
Winter Wren

Various Areas on Cape Ann:
Tree Swallow, Rough-winged Swallow, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon

Appleton Farm, Ipswich: 
Sandhill Crane, Canada Goose, Great Egret, Glossy Ibis, Mourning Dove, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Phoebe, Blue Jay, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Pine Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, House Sparrow

Niles Pond & Brace Cove, East Gloucester: 
Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Common Eider, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant, Belted Kingfisher, American Crow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow 

Hanover Street, Newbury:
Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Flicker, 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, Chipping Sparrow, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Dark-eyed Junco, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing

Island Road, Essex:
Red-breasted Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Osprey, Greater Yellowlegs, Northern Mockingbird

County Road, Ipswich:
Chipping Sparrow, House Wren

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - April 5, 2017

Glossy Ibis by Bob Stymeist

Jodrey State Fish Pier, Gloucester:
King Eider, Thick-billed Murre, Common Eider, Surf Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Common Loon

Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport:
Great Egret

Newman Road, Newbury:
Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, American Black Duck, Canada Goose 

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield: 
Tree Swallow, Rusty Blackbird

Pine Island Road, Newbury:
Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Cooper's Hawk, American Black Duck

Island Road, Essex:
Snowy Egret, Eastern Meadowlark, Eastern Phoebe

Chase Street, Newburyport:
Turkey Vulture, Cedar Waxwing

Sagamore Golf Course, North Hampton, NH:
Sandhill Crane 

Concord & Atlantic  Marshes, West Gloucester:
Snowy Egret 

Main Street, Amesbury:
Hooded Merganser, Eastern Phoebe

Newbury Boat Launch, Newbury:
Gadwall, Wood Duck, Mallard, Red-winged Blackbird, Turkey Vulture

Pease Tradeport Industrial Park, Portsmouth, NH: 
Fox Sparrow, Bohemian Waxwing, Cedar Waxwing, Common Grackle, Green-winged Teal, Osprey

Topsfield Fairgrounds, Topsfield:
Pink-footed Goose, Canada Goose 

Niles Pond, Gloucester:
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Salisbury Marshes, Salisbury:
Northern Harrier, Turkey Vulture, American Crow, Common Raven

Cashman Park, Newburyport:
Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Mallard,
Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Bald Eagle, Song Sparrow

Argilla-Northgate-Essex Rd. Fields Complex, Ipswich:
Pink-footed Goose, Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Green-winged Teal, Killdeer, American Crow, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark

Island Road, Essex: 
Great Egret

Meadowbrook Pond, Amesbury:
Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle

Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport:
Eastern Bluebird, Northern Mockingbird, American Robin, Blue Jay, American Goldfinch, Red-winged Blackbird,Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Common Grackle

Sandy Point State Reservation, Plum Island:
Piping Plover  

Appleton Farm, Ipswich:
Red-headed Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Killdeer, Red-tailed Hawk 

Plum Island Airfield:
Eastern Meadowlark, Killdeer, Wild Turkey, American Woodcock, Turkey Vulture 

Various Areas in Exeter, NH:
Wood Duck, American Black Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Canada Goose, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull,  Iceland Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, American Crow, American Robin, European Starling, Common Grackle, American Tree Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird 

Crooked Pond, Boxford:
Winter Wren, Wood Duck 

Hay Street, Newbury:
Great Egret 

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Winter Wren, Rough-legged Hawk, American Kestrel, Piping Plover, Dunlin, Sanderling, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, Short-eared Owl, Northern Shrike, Great Egret, American Bittern, Purple Sandpiper, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Cooper's Hawk, Merlin

Crane Beach, Ipswich:
Brown Creeper, Piping Plover, Sanderling, Snow Bunting

Old Merrill Street, Amesbury:
Belted Kingfisher, Mallard, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Song Sparrow, American Robin, Tufted Titmouse

Hale Street, Newburyport:
Wilson's Snipe, Turkey Vulture, Greater Yellowlegs

Rolfe's Lane, Newbury:
Wild Turkey 

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Peregrine Falcon, Snowy Owl, Green-winged Teal, Gadwall, Northern Pintail, Common Raven, Snow Bunting, "Ipswich" Savannah Sparrow


Lake Attitash, Amesbury/Merrimac:
Bald Eagle, Pileated Woodpecker

Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Portsmouth, NH: 
Osprey, Northern Harrier

Amesbury Boat Ramp, Amesbury:
Common Merganser, Mallard, Tree Swallow

High Road, Newbury:
Wild Turkey

Cogswell Street,  Ipswich:
Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco

Middle Road, West Newbury:
Wild Turkey

Onboard Eastman's Fleet out of Seabrook, NH:
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black Guillemot, Razorbill, Northern Gannet, Song Sparrow, Great Blue Heron, Common Eider, Black Scoter

Scotland Road, Newbury:
Wilson's Snipe, Greater Yellowlegs, Tree Swallow, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron 

Heartbreak Road Marsh, Ipswich
Mute Swan, Gadwall, Hooded Merganser, Red-winged Blackbird

Route 1A in Rowley:
Glossy Ibis, Canada Goose, Northern Harrier

Tuxbury Pond, Amesbury:
Tree Swallow, Northern Flicker, Bald Eagle

Turkey Hill Road, West Newbury:
Hooded Merganser, Great Blue Heron

Hanover Street, Newbury:
Cedar Waxwing, Chipping Sparrow, 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, Dark-eyed Junco, American Robin, Wild Turkey

Hamlin Reservation, Ipswich:
Gadwall, American Black Duck, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Turkey Vulture, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, American Crow

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - March 30, 2017

Black-crowned Night Heron

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Piping Plover, Osprey, Greater Yellowlegs, Killdeer, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, Song Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow, Savannah [Ipswich] Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Merlin, Northern Shrike, Barred Owl, Canada Goose, American Black Duck, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Common Eider, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, American Crow, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Wild Turkey
 
Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury:
Brant, Killdeer, Osprey, Snow Bunting, Northern Harrier, Merlin 

Newman Road, Newbury:
Northern Pintail, Gadwall, Canada Goose, Mallard, American Woodcock 

Center Street, Groveland:
Fox Sparrow

Niles Pond, Gloucester:
Black-crowned Night-Heron, Redhead

Moseley Avenue, Newburyport:
Turkey Vulture

Clarks Pond, Amesbury:
Great Blue Heron, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, White-breasted Nuthatch, American Goldfinch, Herring Gull 

Scotland Road, Newbury:
Great Egret, Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Eastern Bluebird, Killdeer, Red-winged Blackbird, American Woodcock, Mute Swan, American Black Duck, Mallard, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, American Crow, House Sparrow, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird 

Snake Island, Winthrop:
American Oystercatcher

Jodrey Fish Pier, Gloucester:
Thick-billed Murre, King Eider

Hale Street, Newburyport:
Greater White-fronted Goose, American Woodcock

Nahant Town Wharf, Nahant:
Purple Sandpiper, Common Loon, Brant, Surf Scoter, Red-breasted Merganser

Town Farm Road, Ipswich:
Killdeer 

Lynn Shore Drive, Lynn:
Purple Sandpiper, Brant 

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Horned Lark, Snowy Owl, Cedar Waxwing, Common Goldeneye, White-winged Scoter, Purple Sandpiper, Glaucous Gull, Canada Goose, American Black Duck, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Eurasian Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, 
Greater Scaup, Black Scoter, Barrow's Goldeneye, Long-tailed Duck, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Black Guillemot, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Killdeer, Wild Turkey, Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle, Snow Bunting  

Northgate Road Field Complex, Ipswich:
Pink-footed Goose, Turkey Vulture

Sandy Point State Reservation, Plum Island:
Piping Plover

Route 1A, Rowley:
Killdeer, Snow Geese, Canada Geese, American Woodcock, Turkey Vulture

Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Saugus:
Short-eared Owl, Wilson's Snipe, Horned Lark, Smith's Longspur, Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Meadowlark, Brant, Killdeer, Peregrine Falcon, American Kestrel

Linebrook Road, Ipswich:
Fox Sparrow, Eastern Bluebird, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Blue Heron

Moulton Street, Newburyport:
Fish Crow, American Crow, White-breasted Nuthatch, Dark-eyed Junco, Cooper's Hawk

Old Rowley Road, Rowley:
Killdeer, Red-winged Blackbird, Red-tailed Hawk 

Riverfront, Newbury:
Wood Duck, Gadwall, Mallard, Red-winged Blackbird, Turkey Vulture

Meadowbrook Pond, Amesbury:
Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle  

Plum Island Airfield:
Eastern Meadowlark, Killdeer, Wild Turkey, American Woodcock, Turkey Vulture 

Various Areas in Exeter, NH:
Wood Duck, American Black Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Canada Goose, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Iceland Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, American Crow, American Robin, European Starling, Common Grackle, American Tree Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird 

Crooked Pond, Boxford:
Winter Wren, Wood Duck

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - March 16, 2017

Common Redpoll by Tim Spahr

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Eurasian Teal, Eurasian Wigeon, Common Redpoll, Barred Owl, Rough-legged Hawk, Great Egret, Black Scoter, Common Goldeneye, Short-eared Owl

Moseley Avenue, Newburyport:
Turkey Vulture

Niles Pond, Gloucester: 
Ring-necked Duck, Great Egret, Lesser Scaup

Parker River, Newbury:
Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Bufflehead, American Robin, Mourning Dove  

Turkey Hill Road, West Newbury:
Red-tailed Hawk, American Robin, Killdeer, Wood Duck

Topsfield Fairgrounds, Topsfield:
Green-winged Teal, Eurasian Teal, Mallard, Killdeer

Brace Cove, Gloucester:
American Pipit

Scotland Road, Newbury:
Wilson's Snipe, Green-winged Teal

Moulton Street, Newburyport:
Fish Crow, American Crow

Route 495 North, Amesbury:
Turkey Vulture

Crane Beach, Ipswich:
Horned Lark

Rolfes Lane, Newbury:
Wild Turkey

Winter Street & Route 27, Exeter, NH:
Bald Eagle

Tuxbury Pond, Amesbury:
Gadwall, Mallard, Mallard x American Black Duck 

Artichoke Reservoir, West Newbury:
Hooded Merganser, Mute Swan, Ring-necked Duck

Sunset Boulevard, Newbury:
Wild Turkey, Canada Goose, American Robin

Route 110, Merrimac:
Common Raven

Ring's Island, Salisbury:
Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Goldeneye, Long-tailed Duck, Mallard, Red-winged Blackbird, Carolina Wren

Suntaug Lake, Lynnfield:
Greater Scaup, Hooded Merganser

Argilla & Northgate Roads, Ipswich:
Pink-footed Goose, Snow Goose, Canada Goose, American Crow, American Black Duck, Green-winged Teal

Oak Hill Cemetery, Newburyport:
Cooper's Hawk, Hooded Merganser, Mallard, Wood Duck

Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury/Newburyport:
Horned Lark, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-winged Blackbird

Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury:
Great Horned Owl, Great Egret, Common Eider, Brant, Common Loon, Red-throated Loon, Red-necked Grebe, Red Crossbill 

Linebrook Road, Ipswich:
Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Flicker, Red-winged Blackbird

Appleton Farm, Ipswich-Hamilton:
Barred Owl, Turkey Vulture, Killdeer, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch 

Elm Street, Salisbury:
Wood Duck, Lesser Scaup, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, American Black Duck, Northern Shoveler

Salem Street, Bradford:
Sandhill Crane

Plum Island Airfield, /Newbury/Newburyport:
Horned Lark, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

PRNWR Open House

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Refuge to Hold Two Open House Sessions on Thursday, March 30th

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge will host two open house sessions at the Refuge Visitor Center in Newburyport on Thursday, March 30th – at 2:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm.  Refuge Manager Bill Peterson will provide an overview of a broad range of new and ongoing research and management activities taking place at the refuge.  He will also address 
upcoming special events and other public programming for the year ahead.  Following the presentation, the manager and his senior staff will answer your questions.  There is no preregistration for this free program.  

The Refuge Visitor Center is located at 6 Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport, MA.  For further information, please contact the Refuge at (978) 465-5753.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - March 9, 2017

Turkey Vulture by Margo Goetschkes

Various Areas on Cape Ann:
Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, King Eider, Common Eider, Harlequin Duck, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Northern Gannet, Brant, Canada Goose, American Black Duck, Mallard, Great Cormorant, Thick-billed Murre, Razorbill, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Common Grackle, House Finch   

Eastern Marsh Rail Trail, Salisbury:
Hairy Woodpecker, Ring-necked Duck, Great Blue Heron, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, Turkey Vulture

Rough Meadows Sanctuary, Rowley:
American Woodcock, Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Bluebird, Great Horned Owl

Mill Pond, West Newbury:
Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Mallard, Canada Goose, Belted Kingfisher 

Linebrook Road, Ipswich:
Fox Sparrow

Crooked Pond, Boxford:
Northern Saw-whet Owl, Wood Duck, Winter Wren

Haverhill Road, Rowley:
Turkey Vulture

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury:
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Black-backed Gull, Blue Jay,  American Crow, Fish Crow, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Common Grackle, Red-winged Blackbird

Plains Road, Ipswich:
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Ash Street Swamp, West Newbury:
Wood Duck, Wild Turkey

Moulton Street, Newburyport:
Red-winged Blackbird, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, American Robin, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, American Crow, American Goldfinch, Turkey Vulture

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
American Woodcock, Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Blue Jay, American Robin, Horned Grebe, White-winged Scoter, Song Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow, Bald Eagle

Route 133, Ipswich:
American Woodcock, Canada Goose, Pink-footed Goose, Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Screech Owl

Lake Attitash, Merrimac/Amesbury:
Common Merganser, Bufflehead, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Mute Swan, Bald Eagle

Green Street, Newburyport:
Cooper's Hawk

Artichoke Reservoir, West Newbury:
Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Bufflehead, Ring-necked Duck, Red-tailed Hawk

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Razorbill, Turkey Vulture, Black Scoter, Glaucous Gull, Killdeer

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - March 2, 2017

American Woodcock by Bob Stymeist

Parker Ridge, Newburyport:
Red-winged Blackbird

Powwow River, Amesbury:
Osprey, Belted Kingfisher

Rough Meadows Sanctuary, Rowley:
American Woodcock, Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Bluebird

Lake Attitash, Merrimac/Amesbury:
Common Merganser, Bufflehead, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Mute Swan, Bald Eagle

Artichoke Reservoir, West Newbury:
Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Bufflehead, Ring-necked Duck, Red-tailed Hawk

Squamscott River, Exeter, NH:
Common Merganser

Tuxbury Pond, Amesbury:
Bald Eagle, Hooded Merganser, Common Grackle, Red-winged Blackbird

Newburyport Industrial Park, Newburyport:
American Woodcock

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Red-winged Blackbird, Brant, Razorbill, Snow Bunting, Northern Harrier, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Killdeer, Canada Goose, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, American Wigeon, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird 

King's Beach, Lynn/Swampscott:
Brant, White-winged Scoter, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Loon, Mew Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, 
Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon

Old County Road, Salisbury:
Killdeer, Red-winged Blackbird 

Clarks Pond, Amesbury:
Red-winged Blackbird, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch, Herring Gull, Mallard, American Goldfinch

Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant, Exeter, NH:
Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, Iceland Gull, Killdeer 

Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury:
Brant, Common Loon, Killdeer, Horned Lark

Powwow River, Kingston, NH:

Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Mute Swan, Green-winged Teal, Common Merganser, Great Black-backed Gull, Northern Pintail, Bald Eagle

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury:
Killdeer

Low Street, Newburyport:
Turkey Vulture

Ash Street Swamp, West Newbury:
Mallard, Red-winged Blackbird, Red-tailed Hawk

Turkey Hill Road, West Newbury:
Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, American Woodcock
Elm Street, Salisbury:
Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Mallard, American Black Duck, Ring-necked Duck

Cherry Hill [Indian Hill] Reservoir, West Newbury:
American Wigeon, Common Merganser, Bufflehead, Mallard, Hooded Merganser, Ring-billed Gull 

Ring's Island, Salisbury:
Carolina Wren, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Cormorant

Meadowbrook Pond, Amesbury:
Ring-necked Duck, Common Grackle, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Merganser 

Ferry Road, Newburyport:
Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk

Middle Street, West Newbury:
Hairy Woodpecker, Mallard, Common Grackle, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Killdeer, Snowy Owl, Barred Owl

Rogers Street, West Newbury:
Red-tailed Hawk, Mallard, Hooded Merganser, Canada Goose, Ring-necked Duck

Newburyport Birders' March & April Program Schedule

Brant by Nate Dubrow

Sunset Birding at Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm to sunset
Fee: $15.
Meeting Location: At the boat ramp parking lot at Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Birding Salisbury Beach State Reservation is always fun and productive. We'll search various habitats for birds.


American Woodcock by Bob Stymeist

Woodcock Watching With Friends

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm to dusk Fee: 2 participants for $25
Meeting Location: At the junction of Patmos & Stackyard Roads in Rowley


The American Woodcock engages in one of the most demonstrative & unusual courtships. Males of this cryptic, secretive shorebird species perform an impressive, aerial display flight at dusk. First, we'll learn about the natural history of these birds, and then we'll walk to nearby fields to watch & listen to this remarkable display. We will also search for early spring migrants. Bring your sense of wonder & binoculars; be prepared to walk on unpaved, possibly wet & uneven terrain. Dress in layers as it is cooler as the sun sets.


Common Merganser by Nate Dubrow

Signs of Spring in West Newbury

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm to sunset
Fee: $15.
Meeting Location: Park & Ride on Storey Ave. [Route 113] in Newburyport Celebrate the longer days with Newburyport Birders! Join Sue & search for birds in West Newbury. If you have binoculars & a field guide, please bring them along. Please dress for the weather [in layers; wear warm socks & waterproof shoes]; remember it's always cooler along the water.



Red-winged Blackbird by Jeremiah Trimble

Searching for Signs of Spring in Rowley

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm to sunset
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: At the junction of Patmos & Stackyard Roads in Rowley

Celebrate the longer days & go birding. If you have binoculars & a field guide, please bring them along. Please dress for the weather [in layers; wear warm socks & waterproof shoes]. No facilities are available at this site.

Bird Walk Along the Merrimac River

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Fee: $15.
Meeting Location: Newburyport's Cashman Park Boat Launch at the end of Sally Snyder Way - which is off Merrimac Street. We'll be birding along the Merrimac River; so please dress in layers.

Bring A Friend Birding

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm to dusk
Fee: 2 for $25
Meeting Location: Junction of Hale Street & Malcolm Hoyt Drive in Newburyport

Join us as we bird the Industrial Park's wetlands.

Please dress in layers for outdoor weather. If you have binoculars, please bring them. Introduce your friends to the joys of birding. We hope to see early migrants & displaying American Woodcock.

Searching for Spring Migrants

Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm to sunset
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: At the junction of Hale Street & Plummer Spring Lane in Newburyport

Come birding to celebrate the longer days! We'll search for newly arriving birds. If you have binoculars & a field guide, please bring them along. Please dress for the weather. Remember birding by the water can be cool & windy. No facilities are available at this site. 

Wednesday Evenings in Wild West Newbury

Dates: Wednesdays, April 12 & 26
Time: 6:00 pm to dusk
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: Pike's Bridge Road parking area on Turkey Hill Road in West Newbury

We'll be exploring the Pike's Bridge Road area & other highly productive sites in West Newbury during these evening programs. Some carpooling is involved. No facilities are available during this program.


Directions: From the Scotland Road exit off I-95, take Scotland Road heading west; then take an immediate right onto Turkey Hill Road. Drive north on Turkey Hill Road about half a mile to a large, dirt pull off on the left [this is where the road curves right]. Pike's Bridge Road is a dirt road with a metal gate across it which allows no vehicles to enter.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Third Annual Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Conservation Film Festival is this coming weekend!

The festival kicks-off on Friday night, March 3rd at 7:00 pm and continues through Sunday, March 5th.


Click on the link below to view the entire schedule of films that we will be screened this weekend.  The schedule has links to the trailer.

https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/2017_FilmFest_Schedule_FINAL.pdf

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - February 23, 2017

Red-headed Woodpecker (immature)

Appleton Farm, Ipswich: 
Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-winged Blackbird, Great Black-backed Gull, Blue Jay, American Crow, Fish Crow, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Common Grackle 

Newburyport Harbor:
Rough-legged Hawk, Mute Swan, Common Loon, Red-throated Loon, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Merganser, Common Goldeneye

River Road, Merrimac:
Bald Eagle, Common Loon, Common Merganser

Strawberry Hill, Ipswich:
American Black Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Bluebird, Northern Mockingbird  

Nahant Thicket, Nahant:
Winter Wren

Kenoza Lake Area, Haverhill:
Red-winged Blackbird

Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport/Newbury:
Merlin, American Kestrel, Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Cardinal Mourning Dove, Red-tailed Hawk

Deer Island, Amesbury:
Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Peregrine Falcon 

Cashman Park, Newburyport:
Bald Eagle, Common Goldeneye, Common Loon, Bufflehead, Mallard, Great Blue Heron  

Various Areas in Gloucester:
Turkey Vulture

Salisbury Marshes, Salisbury:
Northern Harrier, American Crow, Fish Crow, Great Blue Heron

Pine Island Road, Newbury:
Red-winged Blackbird

Plum Island Point, Newburyport:
Common Loon, Red-throated Loon, Common Eider, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Goldeneye, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Rock Pigeon

Linebrook Road, Ipswich:
Fox Sparrow, Turkey Vulture

Point Shore, Amesbury:
Bald Eagle

Parker Ridge, Newburyport:
Red-tailed Hawk, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, European Starling, Northern Flicker, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch, Mourning Dove, Song Sparrow, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Purple Finch

Various Areas in Seabrook, NH:
Glaucous Gull, Northern Harrier, Greater Scaup, Black Scoter, Black Guillemot, Razorbill, Purple Sandpiper

New England Biolabs, Ipswich:
Sharp-shinned Hawk, Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch 

Pleasant Valley Road, Amesbury:
Common Merganser, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye

River Road, West Newbury:
Bald Eagle, Common Loon, Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Canada Goose

Route 1, Topsfield:
Turkey Vulture

Maudslay State Park, Newburyport:
Barred Owl, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Red-tailed Hawk, Brown Creeper, Pine Warbler

Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant, Exeter, NH:
Northern Shoveler, Mallard, American Black Duck, Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, Wood Duck, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Horned Lark

Riverbend Conservation Trail, West Newbury:
Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle

Merrimac Street, Newburyport: 
Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Fish Crow, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Loon, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser

Plum Island Sound from Ipswich:
Brant, Mute Swan, American Black Duck, Common Eider, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Loon, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Razorbill, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, American Crow, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal 

Niles Pond, Gloucester:
Red-winged Blackbird

New Hampshire Seacoast:
American Black Duck, Common Eider, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Northern Gannet, Great Cormorant, Purple Sandpiper, Black Guillemot, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Razorbill

Lower Artichoke, West Newbury:
Hooded Merganser

Tuxbury Pond, Amesbury: 
Red-tailed Hawk, Red-winged Blackbird