Date: 8/2/17 10:18 am
From: Marsha Salett <msalett...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] August 2017 Bird Observer now online

Bird Observer announces that its August 2017 issue is now online at

Where to Go Birding goes back in time 30 years with a reissue of Nicholas Kumar's "Summer Birding along Realty Road, Aroostook County, Maine" and his "Distinctions between Thre-toed and Black-backed Woodpeckers" with new photographs. Articles feature "Canvasbacks at Fresh Pond: Coming or Going?" by Jeffrey Boone Miller, "Bird Sermons: Thomas Green Fessenden and the New England Farmer (18221846)" by Peter W. Oehlkers, and "The Increase in Wintering Hooded Mergansers in New England from 1986 to 2015 as Recorded by the Christmas Bird Counts" by Steve Davis.

The photo essay is "Common Yellowthroat Courtship and Mating Display" by Eric Swanzey. The Field Note describes "Confusing Fall Blackpoll Warbler" by Trevor Lloyd-Evans. We include regular columns by Martha Steele and Mark Lynch, as well as Bird Sightings for March-April 2017 and Wayne Petersen's "At A Glance."

The cover art features Black Skimmers by Ikki Matsumoto.

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Marsha Salett

Bird Observer
Needham MA

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