Halibut Point SP, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Jun 17, 2018 8:00 AM – 10:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments:     BBC – Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, Morning – Leader: Peter Van Demark – clear, calm, low 70s, attendees included, at start, John and Ramona from Mass Parks
26 species

Mallard  50     At least, swimming on and resting around the quarry
Double-crested Cormorant  9
Green Heron  1     First seen perched at the NW corner of the quarry, near where they have nested in the past. Saw probably the same one flying around the quarry.
Herring Gull  8     Most on the quarry, few over the ocean. One first year juvenile did a good Ring-billed Gull imitation.
Mourning Dove  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  2
Tree Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  4
Black-capped Chickadee  1
American Robin  3     One on a nest
Gray Catbird  6
Northern Mockingbird  2
Cedar Waxwing  1     Seen by a family on their first bird walk.
Eastern Towhee  6
Northern Cardinal  2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1     Wonderful view as it perched near the old man statue
Baltimore Oriole  3     One female perched and preened near the edge of the quarry
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  4
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  9
House Sparrow  5     Ventured toward the ocean from the farm house more than usual

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47242470