by Garry and Annie Kessler, Westborough, MA The BBC has run 4-day trips to Downeast Maine around July 4th for many years. The main attraction is an opportunity to land on Machias Seal Island for up close and personal looks at Atlantic puffins and other seabirds that nest on the island. The trip is not [...]
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Halibut Point SP, Essex, Massachusetts, USJul 15, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:50 AMProtocol: Traveling1.0 mile(s)Comments: BBC - Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, Morning - Leader: Eric Hutchins for Peter Van Demark - counts not provided, so used 2 if plural (“Mallards”), else 132 speciesMallard 2Double-crested Cormorant 1Great Blue Heron 1Herring Gull 1Great Black-backed Gull 1Mourning [...]
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, 100-132 Prospect Hill Road, Worcester, Massachusetts, US Jul 14, 2018 7:00 AM - 10:05 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.4 mile(s) Comments: Brookline Bird Club and Boxborough Birders. 60F at start, calm, partly sunny. 44 species (+1 other taxa) Wild Turkey 39 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Fly-over Great Blue Heron 2 Fly-over Turkey Vulture 1 [...]
Quabbin Reservoir--Gate 10, Hampshire, Massachusetts, US Jul 7, 2018 7:00 AM - 1:15 PM Protocol: Traveling 4.5 mile(s) Comments: SSBC/BBC trip, 10 participants 49 species Hooded Merganser 1 female w/3 young Ruffed Grouse 2 1 ad w/4 young, flushed another later Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Broad-winged Hawk 5 Mourning Dove 2 Black-billed Cuckoo 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird [...]
Down East Sunrise Trail, Machias, Washington, Maine, US Jul 2, 2018 7:18 AM - 8:08 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.39 mile(s) 13 species Canada Goose 23 American Black Duck 19 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Herring Gull (American) 7 Mourning Dove 1 American Crow 7 Cedar Waxwing 2 Common Yellowthroat 2 Yellow Warbler 1 Nelson's Sparrow 6 Savannah [...]
Crane Pond WMA, Essex, Massachusetts, US Jul 1, 2018 6:50 AM - 8:09 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.7 mile(s) Comments: Mostly sunny and 75-78 degrees. Winds NNW 5 mph. Very humid and many bothersome mosquitoes and deer flies on the walk. Forest St entrance. With Brookline Bird Club trip led by Zack Weber. 31 species (+1 [...]
Kennebago River--Boy Scout Road, Franklin, Maine, US Jul 1, 2018 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM Protocol: Traveling 3.0 mile(s) Comments: BBC trip, Eddie G leader, Ian R, Rob F, 14 participants 45 species Wood Duck 1 Mallard 1 American Bittern 1 Broad-winged Hawk 1 Mourning Dove 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4 Downy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker [...]
Cutler Harbor, Washington, Maine, US Jul 1, 2018 6:50 AM - 7:55 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.5 mile(s) Comments: Very low tide in the AM as we boarded the Barbara Frost, which is Captain Andy Patterson's boat (Bold Coast Charters). It was calm and sunny. 14 species Long-tailed Duck 2 pair observed; photos to be added [...]
Saddleback Mountain, Maine, Franklin, Maine, US Jun 30, 2018 5:30 AM - 10:30 AM Protocol: Traveling 3.0 mile(s) Comments: BBC trip, Eddie G leader, Cliff C, Ian R, Roxanne L, Donna B, walk up the right hand ski slope 33 species Black-backed Woodpecker 1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 2 Eastern Phoebe 1 Blue-headed Vireo 3 Red-eyed Vireo [...]
Princeton, Mill Street, Washington, Maine, US Jun 30, 2018 7:20 AM - 7:35 AM Protocol: Stationary Comments: We stopped here for beverages and restrooms. The little woods here is always interesting. 14 species Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 12 Blue-headed Vireo 1 Red-eyed Vireo 1 American Crow 4 Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 Veery 2 American Robin 1 [...]