Date: 7/26/17 1:50 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Jul 26, 2017
> Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
> Jul 26, 2017 7:00 AM - 11:20 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 6.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Nate Dubrow and I birded the refuge to Stage Island Pool
> (SIP). Most of the shorebirds were in Bill Forward Pool (BFP).
> Highlights were 2 least bitterns (of 3 seen by Wetmore et al.), 6 stilt
> sandpipers, and a hudsonian godwit.
> 54 species (+1 other taxon)
>
> Canada Goose 22
> Mute Swan 5 family of 5 in salt marsh
> Mallard 30
> Double-crested Cormorant 93
> Least Bittern 2 Female in North Pool (NP), adult male in BFP. The
> latter put on quite a show stalking the north edge of the pool in plain
> sight.
> Great Blue Heron 9
> Great Egret 11
> Snowy Egret 47
> Black-crowned Night-Heron 5 First-summer bird in PI River at boat
> ramp and 4 juvs on salt-marsh side of BFP dike.
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Osprey 6 5 adults plus at least one visible nestling on platform near
> gate
> rail/crake sp. 1 Odd-sounding rail in NP sounded off only once. Not
> much to go on.
> Semipalmated Plover 25
> Killdeer 10
> Hudsonian Godwit 1 adult in BFP
> Stilt Sandpiper 6 together in BFP
> Least Sandpiper 10
> Semipalmated Sandpiper 40 Rough estimate. Tide was low and not many
> shorebirds in the impoundments (SIP was barren)
> Short-billed Dowitcher 68
> Spotted Sandpiper 1
> Greater Yellowlegs 42
> Willet (Eastern) 3
> Lesser Yellowlegs 10
> Herring Gull 15
> Great Black-backed Gull 1
> Least Tern 12
> Common Tern 4
> Mourning Dove 10 5 apparent pairs
> Willow Flycatcher 4
> Eastern Kingbird 13
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
> Purple Martin 17 including 5 young in 2 nests
> Tree Swallow 1500 Building up but not that numerous yet.
> Bank Swallow 1
> Barn Swallow 5
> Black-capped Chickadee 3
> Marsh Wren 12 Most in salt marsh (we did not walk the NP boardwalk).
> American Robin 16
> Gray Catbird 15
> Brown Thrasher 1
> Northern Mockingbird 4
> European Starling 450
> Cedar Waxwing 8
> Common Yellowthroat 4
> Yellow Warbler 1
> Saltmarsh Sparrow 9
> Song Sparrow 20
> Swamp Sparrow 1
> Eastern Towhee 9
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Bobolink 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 7
> Common Grackle 10
> American Goldfinch 6
> House Sparrow 10
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38332691


Jim Berry
Ipswich, Mass.
<jim.berry3...>

 
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