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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 [...]

Plymouth Beach – 7/23/16 2017-07-10T20:07:16+00:00

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 [...]

Whale Watch out of Gloucester -7/23/16 2016-10-19T11:15:31+00:00

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

Highland Plantation, Maine, Somerset, Maine, US - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30845652 Kennebunk Plains, York, Maine - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30845653 Belgrade, Maine, Messalonskee Lake, Kennebec, Maine - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30845666 Gilman Pond, Maine, Somerset, Maine - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30845664 Maine, Lexington Township, Somerset, Maine - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30845662 Highland Plantation, Maine, Somerset, Maine - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30845657 Maine, Carrying Place Town Township, Somerset, Maine - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30845661 Maine, Pierce Pond [...]

Weekend trip to Highland Plantation, Maine – 7/7/16 – 7/9/16 2017-07-10T20:07:16+00:00

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 [...]

Great Meadows – Inaugural BBC Breeding Bird Conservation trip – 7/9/16 2017-07-10T20:07:16+00:00

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 [...]

Pine Hill Road area Lancaster – Inaugural BBC breeding bird conservation trip – 7/7/16 2017-07-10T20:07:16+00:00

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 [...]

Birding on the 7 Seas Whale watch, Gloucester – 6/26/16 2017-07-10T20:07:16+00:00

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  [...]

Great Meadows NWR – 6/8/16 2017-07-10T20:07:17+00:00

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 [...]

Skinner State Park, Hadley – 6/4/16 2017-07-10T20:07:17+00:00

Westover Air Force Base for Grassland Birds – 6/4/16

Westover Grasslands Complex, Hampden, Massachusetts, US Jun 4, 2016 7:45 AM - 10:30 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.5 mile(s) Comments:     BBC - Westover Air Force Base for Grassland Birds - Leader: Linda Ferraresso - multiple locations - BBC walk combined with Allen and Hampshire bird clubs - cloudy much of the visit, though sun came [...]

Westover Air Force Base for Grassland Birds – 6/4/16 2017-07-10T20:07:17+00:00

Millis and Medfield Breeding Birds – 6/4/16

Causeway St, Millis, Massachusetts, Norfolk, Massachusetts, US Jun 4, 2016 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.0 mile(s) Comments:     BBC - Millis and Medfield Breeding Birds - Leader: John O'Connell 50 species Wood Duck  5 Mallard  4 Great Blue Heron  10 Green Heron  5 Red-tailed Hawk  1 Mourning Dove  6 Black-billed Cuckoo  3  [...]

Millis and Medfield Breeding Birds – 6/4/16 2017-07-10T20:07:17+00:00