Parker River NWR, Essex, Massachusetts, US
May 17, 2021 6:50 AM – 10:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
6.5 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    Beautiful, sunny day, 58 degrees to start.  Low tide at 10:24.  Stops at the Pannes, a couple of roadside stops, the Wardens, and Hellcat.
71 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada Goose  4
Gadwall  2
Mallard  5
American Black Duck  4
Wild Turkey  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Mourning Dove  4
Killdeer  7
Least Sandpiper  14
Semipalmated Sandpiper  3
Short-billed Dowitcher  4
Greater Yellowlegs  8
Willet  12
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Ring-billed Gull  8
Herring Gull  13
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Least Tern  8
Common Tern  4
Double-crested Cormorant  16
Great Egret  8
Snowy Egret  1
Osprey  2
Willow Flycatcher  1    Heard
Least Flycatcher  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  4
Eastern Kingbird  8
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Blue Jay  27    Two groups, migrating.
American Crow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  3    This is a very uncommon bird for me here and to see three is amazing.
Purple Martin  14
Tree Swallow  9
Barn Swallow  4
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
Gray Catbird  14
Brown Thrasher  2