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



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!

74 species

Canada Goose  4
Mallard (Northern)  3
Wild Turkey  1
Common Loon  2     Flyovers, together
Double-crested Cormorant  1     Flyover
Great Blue Heron  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Herring Gull  15     Estimate
Rock Pigeon  4
Mourning Dove  8
Black-billed Cuckoo  1     Heard at different locations but presuming the same bird
Chimney Swift  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1     Near Tower
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Least Flycatcher  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  2
Blue-headed Vireo  4
Warbling Vireo  4
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  1
Common Raven  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  4
Tree Swallow  8
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  2
House Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Ruby-crowned  1
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  10     Estimate
Gray Catbird  6     Estimate
European Starling  1
Cedar Waxwing  2
Ovenbird  3
Northern Waterthrush  1     Halcyon Lake
Black-and-white Warbler  18     Best estimate; males and females numerous in every feeding flock as well as lone birds. Heard constantly from all directions all morning
Tennessee Warbler 1     Indian Ridge
Nashville Warbler 2     Dry Dell/Indian Ridge and base of Tower
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 10     Estimate
Cape May Warbler 2     * rare; briefly seen together, one very bright and strongly marked the other slightly dull. Singing consistently. Seen best from Dell.
Northern Parula 25     * best estimate; seems high but likely more, one of the more abundant and ubiquitous birds of the day (not a complaint). Multiple birds singing from each ‘active’ tree and each feeding flock contained 6+ individuals.
Magnolia Warbler 15     * best estimate. Singing and viewable throughout the morning, some giving fantastic views
Bay-breasted Warbler 1     Dell
Blackburnian Warbler 4     Possibly more; three together at Dell and one at Indian Ridge
Yellow Warbler (Northern) 6     Estimate
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1     Heard throughout the morning, finally seen at Dell. Presumably the same bird moving around a bit
Blackpoll Warbler 4     Possibly more
Black-throated Blue Warbler 7     Seen and heard throughout the morning with 4 in a tree at once at Dell
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 1     * getting late and seemingly absent for a while.
Pine Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 40     Estimate, prob more.
Black-throated Green Warbler 9     Possibly more, fairly obvious throughout the morning. Three in a tree at once in Dell
Chipping Sparrow 12     Estimate
Song Sparrow 4
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 6     Estimate
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 2
Orchard Oriole 4
Baltimore Oriole 10     Estimate
Red-winged Blackbird  10     Estimate
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Common Grackle  20     Estimate
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow 6     Estimate

(Trip report from Dan Berard)

Richard Scarlet