Parker River NWR, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Nov 11, 2019 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
7.5 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    Cloudy and 44-48 degrees with winds SW 4 mph. With Brookline Bird Club walk led by Dave Williams. Stops at Lot 1 ocean, main pans, Wardens, Hellcat dike and part of Dunes Loop. Also Stage Island trail to platform and Lot 7 ocean platform.
50 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada Goose  20
Mute Swan  1
Gadwall  3
American Wigeon  9
Mallard  16
American Black Duck  235
Northern Pintail  54
Green-winged Teal  7
Common Eider  49
Surf Scoter  2
White-winged Scoter  42
Black Scoter  25
Long-tailed Duck  26
Bufflehead  28
Red-breasted Merganser  1
Wild Turkey  5
Horned Grebe  3    From parking lot 7 Boardwalk.
Red-necked Grebe  2    From parking lot 1 Boardwalk.
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  24
American Coot  1
Black-bellied Plover  1
Sanderling  7
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  12
Great Black-backed Gull  8    Also including the banded 2E2 adult on beach by Emerson Rocks.
gull sp.  40
Red-throated Loon  54    Probably many more
Common Loon  12
Northern Gannet  7
Double-crested Cormorant  180    Three migrating skeins.
American Bittern  1    Seen flying across the marsh as we walked along the Stage Island trail
Great Blue Heron  1
Northern Harrier  2
Cooper’s Hawk  1    Only seen by folks in first car.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  0    Seen by a few in the group
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Western Kingbird  1    Seen in trees between Hellcat parking lot and Bill Forward Blind. Max McCarthy and party had just seen it and had good photos when our group arrived.  We had brief looks before it finally landed in the open on a branch, long enough for the group to see.  Lemony yellow belly, white throat and grayish olive back. White on tail when it flew.
Blue Jay  3
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  3
American Robin  27
House Finch  5
American Goldfinch  4
Snow Bunting  1    Along Stage Island trail in the path
Field Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  25
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  12
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