Forbush Bird Club
the Forbush Bird Club of Worcester, MA
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Here are reports from our most recent trips



Ware River Watershed IBA

Leaders: Donna Schilling and Dave Grant
Weather:  Mostly sunny and humid, 72 to 79 degrees; north wind 4 MPH gusty at times
Seventeen participants enjoyed a summer-like morning at the Ware River Watershed IBA. Locations visited were the Army Corps of Engineers’ property north of Barre Falls Dam, Brigham Road at the river’s West Branch, Coldbrook Road, Reuben Walker Road at Stevens Brook, Prison Camp Road, and Intervale Road at Longmeadow Brook.
Highlights included twelve species of breeding warblers, two baby Wood Ducks, and the Barre Falls Common Ravens. Surprisingly, no raptors were observed. One Field Sparrow, heard singing from the upper field at the Dam, is the first recorded on this trip over the past six years.
Many thanks to everyone for help finding and identifying the birds!

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Richard Scarlet
Mt. Auburn Cemetery

Protocol: Traveling 3.362 mile(s)
Annual Forbush Bird Club Mother’s Day Mt Auburn Walk
Leader: Dan Berard Participants:26

Overcast conditions but lots of birds and some excellent looks!

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Richard Scarlet
High Ridge WMA, Westminster/Gardner

Forbush Bird Club trip: 8 observers, weather was light rain, temp in the mid 40's, calm wind. Highlights were , Great Blue Heron nesting colony with 15 occupied nests, nice views of Blue-headed Vireo, Brown Thrasher, and an early Bobolink. Overall migration would seem to be slightly behind schedule, low wood warbler diversity and missing a few expected species for the date such as House Wren.

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Richard Scarlet
Bolton Flats

Leader:  Kevin Bourinot. Observers:  13. Weather:  26°F low, 44°F High. Cold with clear skies with low wind. We walked in the north and south side of 117 entrances. Highlights:  Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Pied-billed Grebe, Bald Eagle, Osprey carrying nesting material, Wilson's Snipe, Lesser Yellowlegs, and large flocks of Common Grackles and Red-winged Blackbirds.

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Richard Scarlet