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



Salisbury Beach/Parker River NWR

Participants: 9     Weather:  mostly sunny. Temp:  40’s to stat to near 60 in afternoon. Sites included Salisbury Beach State Park, Joppa Flats,  Parker River NWR, Cherry Hill and Artichoke Reservoirs in West Newbury. Highlights: good raptors. 2 Rough-legged hawks, Merlin, Northern harriers and Red-tails.  Notable miss:  Pink-footed goose.

Total species: 45

Red-throated loon (many)
possible Pacific loon but very difficult to ID in basic plumage-not counted
4 Common loons
Northern Gannet
Double-crested comorant
2 Great-blue heron
Canada geese
American black duck
Northern Pintail
Ring-necked duck
Scaup sp.
Common eider
2 Surf scoter
White-winged scoter
Red-breasted merganser
Ruddy Duck
1 Bald Eagle
3 (possibly 4) Northern harrier
Red-tailed hawk
2 Rough-legged hawks
1 Merlin
Black-bellied plover
3 Semipalmated plover
Greater yellowlegs
Purple Sandpiper
Ring-billed gull
Bonaparte’s gull
Herring gull
Great Black-backed gull
Rock dove
Mourning dove
American crow
5 Horned lark
Black-capped chickadee
Tufted titmouse
Eastern bluebird
Northern mockingbird
Yellow-rumped warbler
American tree sparrow
Song sparrow
22 Snow bunting
American goldfinch
House sparrow. 

(Trip report by Dick Knowlton)

Richard Scarlet