Parker River NWR, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Sep 21, 2021 7:30 AM – 11:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
12.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    Sunny, 58 degrees to start.  High tide around noon.  Led BBC walk.
47 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada Goose  12
Mute Swan  2
Gadwall  6
Mallard  22
American Black Duck  4
Northern Pintail  5
Green-winged Teal  25
Mourning Dove  1
Black-bellied Plover  16
American Golden-Plover  1    identified by its distinctive call, a plaintive “ku-wheep”
Semipalmated Plover  16    Conservative.  BFP & main salt panne.
Killdeer  2
Sanderling  4    from parking lot 7 platform.
Dunlin  20    Conservative.  BFP & main salt panne.
Least Sandpiper  2
White-rumped Sandpiper  2
Semipalmated Sandpiper  60    Conservative.  BFP & main salt panne.
Long-billed Dowitcher  1
Greater Yellowlegs  14
Ring-billed Gull  2
Herring Gull  34
Great Black-backed Gull  3
Double-crested Cormorant  12
Least Bittern  1    Heard.  NP.
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  17
Snowy Egret  21
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  2    Seen in tree along the Hellcat boardwalk.  Juvenile.  Grayer uperparts and smaller spotting on back than BCNH. Stouter, darker bill than BCNH.
Northern Harrier  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Blue Jay  4</