Parker River NWR, Essex, Massachusetts, US Sep 11, 2016 7:20 AM - 11:45 AM Protocol: Traveling 14.0 mile(s) Comments: Led BBC walk. Couldn't buy a warbler. Shorebird numbers fairly low, but nice diversity. 48 species (+2 other taxa) Canada Goose 14 American Black Duck 37 Mallard 19 Green-winged Teal 28 BFP Wild Turkey [...]
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Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Sep 8, 2016 5:15 PM - 7:45 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.5 mile(s) Comments: Brookline Bird Club - Great Meadows NWR-Concord Unit - Leader: Kathy Dia - Cloudy but warm, upper 70's F. The impoundments have little water and quite a lot of vegetation this year. It was [...]
Danehy Park, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Sep 7, 2016 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.5 mile(s) Comments: BBC -DanahyPark witn Menotomy bird club. Leader Karsten Hartel; Overcast with off and on rain. 21 species (+1 other taxa) Canada Goose 2 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Herring Gull 5 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Rock Pigeon [...]
Danehy Park, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Aug 31, 2016 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.75 mile(s) Comments: BBC & Menotomy bird clubs - Leader. Karsten Hartel. Ruby-throated Hummingbird seen before trip and Red-breasted Nuthatch heard by 2 members at the same location but at different times, but not seen by group. 23 [...]
Hyannis to Hydrographer/Veatch Canyon pelagic (General), Nantucket, Massachusetts, US Aug 20, 2016 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM Protocol: Traveling 140.0 mile(s) Comments: First day of BBC Extreme Pelagic to the Continental Shelf edge. We cruised through the Nantucket Shoals towards Hydrographer Canyon, headed east from there, through Dogbody Canyon and towards Welker. We hit [...]
Greetings: Yes, this trip has become known as the White-Faced Storm Petrel trip by birders thru-out the country…The deep warm waters along the continental shelf off Massachusetts are magical and this weekend, they were calm and the weather was comfortable… Three WHITE-FACED STORM PETRELS were seen well by all on board, additional ones were seen [...]
Perkins Park, Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, U, Essex, Massachusetts, US Aug 22, 2016 4:50 PM - 5:15 PM Protocol: Stationary Comments: BBC walk. After meeting at the train station we went to Perkins Park as the tide was too high in the Harbor. Good choice! Quite the Night-heron show. 14 species Mallard 3 Double-crested [...]
It was a great morning for birding at Plum Island (7:30-11:30) and I was joined by Jane Bean, Chris Martone and Barbara and Bill Drummond! It was a great team. I consider Bill by mentor and an outstanding birder and teacher of 24 years! It was great to see him. Thanks Bill! Here are the highlights in no particular order: 4 Piping Plover, Sandy Point [...]
Parker River NWR, Essex, Massachusetts, US Aug 13, 2016 8:00 AM - 1:15 PM Protocol: Traveling 6.0 mile(s) Comments: Brookline Bird Club trip led by Sabrina Hepburn, 9 participants 59 species Cool overcast weather, modest crowds and some unusual birds combined for a great morning at Plum Island for the Brookline Bird Club trip. [...]
Several people joined me on our morning trip. The weather was cool. Skies were overcast with occasional rain…No problem with greenheads, but mosquitoes were plentiful.. Forty nine species of birds were seen. The highlight was the AMERICAN AVOCET which was still there after a week.. Also seen were two FOSTER’S TERNS several RUDDY TURNSTONES, (thank [...]