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the Forbush Bird Club of Worcester, MA
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Ware River Watershed IBA

June 3, 2017 Ware River Watershed IBA (Barre Falls Dam & Rutland State Park)

Leaders:  Donna Schilling and Dave Grant
Weather:  Increasing clouds, 44 to 58 degrees; northwest wind 10 MPH

Fifteen participants enjoyed a beautiful spring 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, an Osprey, one Red-shouldered Hawk, and the Barre Falls Common Ravens with four fledglings.  A Barred Owl flew in and perched near Brigham Road, allowing everyone a splendid view.

Many thanks to Bobbye Samdahl for her help keeping the day’s list.

We recorded 68 species.

Wild Turkey  1
Great Blue Heron  4
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Broad-winged Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Unidentified raptor  1
Mourning Dove  4
Black-billed Cuckoo  2
Barred Owl  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood Pewee  2
Willow Flycatcher  1
Least Flycatcher  3
Eastern Phoebe  5
Eastern Kingbird  3
Blue-headed Vireo  3
Warbling Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  16   (minimum)
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  1
Common Raven  6
Tree Swallow  10
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
Brown Creeper  3
Eastern Bluebird  2
Veery  5
Hermit Thrush  1
Wood Thrush  5
American Robin  11
Gray Catbird  12
European Starling  2
Cedar Waxwing  13
Ovenbird  15   (minimum)
Blue-winged Warbler  5
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  8
American Redstart  7
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  6
Chestnut-sided Warbler  10
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  7
Prairie warbler  3
Black-throated Green Warbler  7
Eastern Towhee  6
Chipping Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  2
Scarlet Tanager  5
Northern Cardinal  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  3
Indigo Bunting  4
Bobolink  7
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Common Grackle  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
Baltimore Oriole  2
American Goldfinch  4
House Sparrow  1

(trip report from Donna Schilling)

Richard Scarlet