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.  Highlights included the continuing AMERICAN AVOCET, seen from the Stage Island tower, along with Hudsonian Godwit, Black Tern, and Forster’s Tern at Stage Island and a Red Knot from the Bill Forward Blind.  Roseate Terns from Sandy Point Beach.  Complete ebird list below.
Canada Goose  20
American Black Duck  15
Mallard  80
Double-crested Cormorant  80
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  8
Snowy Egret  100
Green Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  2
American Avocet  1     Continuing bird, seen from Stage Island tower
Black-bellied Plover  40
Semipalmated Plover  300
Piping Plover  20
Killdeer  5
Hudsonian Godwit  1     Stage Is
Ruddy Turnstone  1     Sandy pt
Red Knot  1     Bill Forward blind
Sanderling  3
Least Sandpiper  10
White-rumped Sandpiper  5
Pectoral Sandpiper  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  250
Short-billed Dowitcher  30
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Greater Yellowlegs  50
Willet  3
Lesser Yellowlegs  25
Ring-billed Gull  10
Herring Gull  15
Great Black-backed Gull  4
Least Tern  12
Black Tern  1     Stage Is.
Roseate Tern  5     Sandy Pt.
Common Tern  30
Forster’s Tern  1
Mourning Dove  1
Northern Flicker  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Eastern Kingbird  15
American Crow  2
Tree Swallow  5000
Bank Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  8
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  40
Cedar Waxwing  6
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Song Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  5
Common Grackle  2
Baltimore Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31105249

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