Halibut Point, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Aug 21, 2016 8:00 AM – 10:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     BBC – Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, Morning – Leader: Peter Van Demark – Clear, mild, light wind. Huge flock of swallows near Sea Rocks was a delight to experience. Vegetation very stressed from drought. <br />Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75
16 species

Mallard  3
Common Eider  26     Group of 5 flew by and about 20 swimming along shore
Double-crested Cormorant  14     3 at quarry, which is unusual.
Herring Gull  4
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Blue Jay  1     Heard many more
American Crow  6
Tree Swallow  1000     Plus at least 250 flying over Folly Point. Most roosting near Sea Rocks, but saw groups flying over everywhere in the park. Probably some Northern Rough-winged Swallows mixed in.
Black-capped Chickadee  5
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  5
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  12
Eastern Towhee  2
Northern Cardinal  2
American Goldfinch  5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32110831