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Extreme Pelagic. All Weekend. 8/20 – 8/21

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 [...]

Extreme Pelagic. All Weekend. 8/20 – 8/212017-07-10T20:07:16+00:00

Plum Island – 8/22/16

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 [...]

Plum Island – 8/22/162017-07-10T20:07:16+00:00

Newburyport and vicinity – 8/15/16

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 [...]

Newburyport and vicinity – 8/15/162017-07-10T20:07:16+00:00

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. [...]

Plum Island – 8/13/162017-07-10T20:07:16+00:00

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 [...]

Newburyport & vicinity – 7/31/162017-07-10T20:07:16+00:00

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 – 7/23/162017-07-10T20:07:16+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 -7/23/162016-10-19T11:15:31+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 – 7/9/162017-07-10T20:07:16+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 – 7/9/162017-07-10T20:07:16+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 – 7/7/162017-07-10T20:07:16+00:00