Forbush Bird Club
the Forbush Bird Club of Worcester, MA
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Wachusett Reservoir IBA

The Forbush Bird Club had a great morning trip through the Wachusett Reservoir IBA. Locations included Thomas Basin, Sterling Peat, East Waushacum, Coachlace Pond, and Wachusett Gates 36, 40, Scar Hill, and South Bay. The weather was perfect and although we didn’t have a great number of waterfowl (this trip is a few weeks earlier than usual), we had some nice mixed pockets of migrant passerines.

8 Canada Goose
4 Mute Swan
20 Mallard
9 Common Merganser
3 Wild Turkey
1 Red-necked Grebe
7 Mourning Dove
1 Spotted Sandpiper
31 Ring-billed Gull
26 Common Loon
42 Double-crested Cormorant
4 Great Blue Heron
2 Turkey Vulture
4 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Cooper's Hawk
2 Bald Eagle
5 Red-tailed Hawk
4 Belted Kingfisher
7 Downy Woodpecker
3 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
1 Merlin
3 Eastern Phoebe
2 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Red-eyed/Chivi Vireo
66 Blue Jay
21 American Crow
32 Black-capped Chickadee
22 Tufted Titmouse
4 Red-breasted Nuthatch
12 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
2 Carolina Wren
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
5 Eastern Bluebird
8 American Robin
15 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
1 Northern Mockingbird
4 European Starling
2 Cedar Waxwing
12 Purple Finch
26 American Goldfinch
38 Chipping Sparrow
11 White-throated Sparrow
4 Savannah Sparrow
17 Song Sparrow
5 Swamp Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
2 Black-and-white Warbler
7 Common Yellowthroat
2 Northern Parula
1 Magnolia Warbler
4 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
2 Pine Warbler
42 Yellow-rumped Warbler
13 Northern Cardinal
5 House Sparrow

(Trip report from Kevin Bourinot)

Richard Scarlet