Halibut Point, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Sep 18, 2016 7:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     I was leading one of Peter Van Demark’s monthly walks, but nobody else showed up!  But I love Halibut Point, so I had an enjoyable 3 hours, evenly divided between looking from the rocks for seabirds (variety was thin) and scouring the interior for migrant landbirds (thin here too).  The latter was barely successful, with only a single small pocket of migrants.  A raven croaking near the parking lot was the only bird remotely out of place.
29 species

Mallard  2
Common Eider  26
White-winged Scoter  8
Common Loon  1     flying NW
Northern Gannet  11     all sub-adults
Great Cormorant  4
Double-crested Cormorant  16
Ruddy Turnstone  2
Sanderling  8     fly-by flock
Laughing Gull  5
Ring-billed Gull  3
Herring Gull  70
Great Black-backed Gull  13
Mourning Dove  8
Blue Jay  19
American Crow  7
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  14
Tufted Titmouse  3
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Gray Catbird  7
Brown Thrasher  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  3
Magnolia Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Eastern Towhee  5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32139107