Date: 8/12/17 12:00 pm From: Tim Spahr <tspahr44...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] organizing a crossbill searching, Western Massachusetts
Given the influx of Red Crossbills just over the borders in New Hampshire and Vermont, I figured I'd ping folks again and see if anyone is interested in searching in the western part of the state. The birds are using primarily native red spruces in New Hampshire, but if white spruce plantations are around those are preferred. New Hampshire birds are also working on hemlock and larch. If anyone in the western third of the state knows of good locations for red or white spruces, I'd love to hear about them. In fact I'd love to hear someone headed there and found crossbills! Poking around on Google Earth it seems there are probably some spruce groves in October Mountain State Forest, and also Mt. Greylock. I found some good spruce groves in Windsor and Savoy a few weeks ago, but no crossbills. I'll be heading back to these areas in the next week or so.
If anyone is interested in searching and would like any more information, feel free to write me off-list.