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Plum Island – 8/13/16

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. [...]

Newburyport & vicinity – 7/31/16

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 [...]

Plymouth Beach – 7/23/16

A combined BBC/SSBC trip to Plymouth Beach occurred yesterday. The weather, although hot, was not as humid as the past days or past trips. The lack of birds is deafening. Only 2 Common Terns and a total of only 117 (!!!) individual shorebirds of which 29 are nesting there (true-the young birders group saw a [...]

Whale Watch out of Gloucester -7/23/16

Several birders joined us on our monthly trip aboard the Seven Seas Whale Watch boat on Saturday, 7/23/16… We were happy to find the YELLOW CROWNED NIGHT HERON on the flats behind the Ticket and Gift shop for the Seven Seas Whale Watch… The day at sea was delightful. A cool way to bird on [...]

Weekend trip to Highland Plantation, Maine – 7/7/16 – 7/9/16

Highland Plantation, Maine, Somerset, Maine, US - Kennebunk Plains, York, Maine - Belgrade, Maine, Messalonskee Lake, Kennebec, Maine - Gilman Pond, Maine, Somerset, Maine - Maine, Lexington Township, Somerset, Maine - Highland Plantation, Maine, Somerset, Maine - Maine, Carrying Place Town Township, Somerset, Maine - Maine, Pierce Pond [...]

Great Meadows – Inaugural BBC Breeding Bird Conservation trip – 7/9/16

Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Jul 9, 2016 5:53 AM - 9:08 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.85 mile(s) Comments: BBC breeding bird conservation trip 43 species (+2 other taxa) Canada Goose 30 Wood Duck 7 Mallard 2 Great Blue Heron 7 Killdeer 2 shorebird sp. 1 in flight Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning [...]

Pine Hill Road area Lancaster – Inaugural BBC breeding bird conservation trip – 7/7/16

The BBC's inaugural breeding bird conservation trip was held last night at Pine Hill Road area in Lancaster, MA.  The trip was very successful and all participants managed to both hear and see all three endangered breeding bird target species: Grasshopper Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, and Eastern Whip-poor-will.  These sightings are officially submitted to the MA [...]

Birding on the 7 Seas Whale watch, Gloucester – 6/26/16

About 18 members of The Brookline Bird Club birded on the Seven Seas Whale Watch  out of Gloucester today, Sunday 6/26/16.  Not only did we see whales up close and personal, but over a thousand seabirds.  Captain Jay Frontierro called out birds for us which is very special  for someone on a whale watching boat [...]

Great Meadows NWR – 6/8/16

Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Jun 8, 2016 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s) Comments:     BBC - Great Meadows NWR - Leader: Clayton Swanson 36 species Canada Goose  X Mute Swan  X Wood Duck  X Mallard  X Wild Turkey  X Great Blue Heron  X Red-tailed Hawk  X Virginia Rail  [...]

Skinner State Park, Hadley – 6/4/16

Skinner State Park, Hampshire, Massachusetts, US Jun 4, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Protocol: Traveling 4.5 mile(s) Comments:     BBC - Westover Air Force Base for Grassland Birds - Leader: Linda Ferraresso - multiple locations - Continuation of the BBC Westover AFB Grassland complex walk earlier in the morning.  Birds observed primarily from Halfway [...]