Date: 3/6/18 10:40 am
From: Maryellen Stone <mstone816...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge weekly survey report

Here is the correct list from today’s Great Meadows weekly survey, conducted early this week because of the impending weather this week.

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord US-MA (42.4752,-71.3296), Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Mar 6, 2018 6:26 AM - 10:32 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.75 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly survey by NFWS volunteers Joan, Tom, Will, and Maryellen. River very high, boardwalk at north end partially flooded, doubled back, did not do rail trail. Two muskrats very close to trail. A bit windy and raw although temp was 30°.
34 species

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) 1 Photo, seen well in scope, smaller overall in size, small bill
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 172
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 7
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 11
American Wigeon (Mareca americana) 4
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 4
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 6 George Woodland
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 16
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 15
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 7
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 17
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 9
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 4
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 25
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 14
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 150
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 2
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 130
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 2

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This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

Maryellen Stone
North Reading, MA

Maryellen Stone
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