Date: 10/27/17 11:03 am
From: Marshall Iliff <miliff...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Re: Coastal fallout happening now
Birders in Cape Cod and the islands should make sure to check coastal
thickets, especially along the south coasts of Bristol Co., Plymouth Co.,
and Cape Cod, as well as Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. The strong
southerly winds of the past several days provided a straight-line wind
connection from coastal Florida and Georgia to eastern Massachusetts and
the Atlantic provinces. I know several people in the field in eastern
MA--and Nova Scotia--today are reporting large numbers of birds . Sometimes
these are referred to as "reverse migration" events, but it is really just
being caught in the system after moving offshore and then moving downwind
over water. Regardless, the effect is a pulse of birds arriving directly
from the Southeastern US/Bahamas region to our shores. White-eyed Vireo,
Yellow-throated Vireo, Yellow-throated Warbler, Summer Tanager, Hooded
Warbler and more are potentially unusual birds in this mix, and all of
these have been seen yesterday/today in MA or Nova Scotia (or both).
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Red-eyed Vireo, American Redstart, Eastern Wood-Pewee
and Indigo Bunting pulses are also in evidence--and all of these

A few Southeastern rarities on the move now to have in mind include Painted
Bunting, Purple Gallinule, rare swallows, and possibly something like Gray
Kingbird.

Recommended spots include Peterson Farm (Falmouth), Morris Island, Pochet
Island, Beech Forest, and other south or east shore coastal spots on Cape
Cod, any of the necks and thickets in coastal Plymouth or Bristol Counties,
as well as Allen's Neck and Gooseberry Neck. Cuttyhunk Island, Nantucket,
and Martha's Vineyard also probably great areas to check any thickets.

Good luck to all!

Best,

Marshall Iliff

On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 11:55 AM, Marshall Iliff <miliff...> wrote:

> Birders in Cape Cod and the islands should make sure
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