Westborough WMA, Worcester, Massachusetts, US
May 8, 2017 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments:     BBC – Westboro Wildlife Management Area – Nickilas Paulson – Nice day of birding, good mix of early migrants and marsh birds. Trip was for two and a half hours, but I continued to hike after adding a few species.
82 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  11
Mute Swan  10
Wood Duck  11
Mallard  10
Green-winged Teal (American)  1
Wild Turkey  2
Double-crested Cormorant  1
American Bittern  2     Male calling 5:00-5:45. Female responded once.
Least Bittern  1     Female grunt call. About halfway from little Chauncey entrance to dike. Calling near east shore. Not heard after 5:30.
Great Blue Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  2
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Virginia Rail  4
Killdeer  6
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Mourning Dove  12
Black-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  7
Belted Kingfisher  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  6
Hairy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  4
Pileated Woodpecker  2
American Kestrel  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  3
Yellow-throated Vireo  3
Warbling Vireo  13
Red-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  21
American Crow  8
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  8
Tree Swallow  26
Barn Swallow  9
Black-capped Chickadee  18
Tufted Titmouse  15
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
Brown Creeper  2
House Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  12     Large area covered. Singles and pairs throughout
Eastern Bluebird  1
Veery  6
Swainson’s Thrush  1
Hermit Thrush  1
Wood Thrush  3
American Robin  27
Gray Catbird  34     2 nests being built
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  24
Ovenbird  18
Northern Waterthr