Eastern Massachusetts Bird Sightings

A Townsend’s Warbler that was first located at Marblehead Neck Sanctuary over a week ago was still present today. 

Reports from the Parker River Refuge on Plum Island included 150 Gadwalls, 10 Northern Shovelers, 40 Northern Pintails, 20 Green-winged Teal, a Bald Eagle, a Cooper’s Hawk, 4 Rough-legged Hawks, a Greater Yellowlegs, 6 Snowy Owls, a Barred Owl, a Merlin, a Peregrine Falcon, and 2 Northern Shrikes.  In the Newburyport Harbor area there was a Snow Goose, a Rough-legged Hawk, a Black-headed Gull, and 4 Seaside Sparrows. Read More

Among the seabirds noted at Andrew’s Point in Rockport during the stormy weather on Wednesday were a female King Eider, several Harlequin Ducks, a Northern Fulmar, 2 Thick-billed Murres, 5 Razorbills, 45 unidentified large alcids, and 80 Black-legged Kittiwakes.

A Townsend’s Warbler that was first located at Marblehead Neck Sanctuary last Sunday was relocated again yesterday and is very likely still present in the area. Read More

Seabirds noted at Andrew’s Point in Rockport this week included 25 Harlequin Ducks, 61 Red-throated Loons, 11 Red-necked Grebes, 2 Great Shearwaters, 380 Northern Gannets, 3 Pomarine Jaegers, 41 Common and 3 Thick-billed murres, 188 Razorbills, 2 Black Guillemots, 122 Black-legged Kittiwakes, and an Iceland Gull. Read More

A pelagic trip to the Nantucket Shoals last weekend produced a fine variety of winter seafowl and seabirds including 1100 Surf, 2300 White-winged, and 6400 Black scoters, 150,710 Long-tailed Ducks, 60,615 Common Eiders, 2 Northern Fulmars, 71 Great and 3 Manx shearwaters, 400 Northern Gannets, 115 Common Loons, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 21 Laughing Gulls, 139 Black-legged Kittiwakes, and 97 Razorbills. Read More