Norfolk Airport, Norfolk, Massachusetts, US
11-Jun-2023 07:00 – 09:45
Protocol: Traveling
2.7 kilometer(s)
Checklist Comments:    BBC trip.  Focused more on grassland birds than forest or other birds.  Didn’t find grasshopper sparrow.  Maybe should have spent more time around the spot we found it last year.  However the weather conditions allowed for sounds to travel quite well, so it seems like we would have heard it anyway.  In general, the trip leader likely missed a number of species and individuals.  Numbers are estimates.
40 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada Goose  7
Mourning Dove  1
Chimney Swift  2
Glossy Ibis  2    seen in flight, but lighting was good.  Faces didn’t seem too white.
Osprey  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  3
crow sp.  3
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  6
Tree Swallow  20    probably more than this
Barn Swallow  3
House Wren  2
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  9
Gray Catbird  8    probably more than this
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
Eastern Bluebird  15    undercount?
American Robin  2
House Sparrow  8
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  6
Chipping Sparrow  12    including 2 families of 4
Savannah Sparrow  25    rough estimate.  lots of song
Song Sparrow  2
Bobolink  30    probably more females than males.  Many carrying food or fecal sacs.  Maybe 5 different colonies.
Baltimore Oriole  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Common Grackle  12
Ovenbird  2
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  1
Pine Warbler  2
Northern Cardinal  9
View this checklist online at