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



Bolton Flats WMA

The Forbush Bird Club had a great morning trip to Bolton Flats WMA along with some of our friends from the Brookline Bird Club. We walked into the 117 north entrance to the “T” and then on a bit along the trail to the west. Some shorebirds are around, but not visible until they flush. Highlights were Sora, Northern Waterthrush, female Indigo Buntings, Lincoln’s Sparrows and everything else we saw. Temps 45F - 60F clear skies.

Complete list:

32 Canada Goose
1 Wood Duck
43 Mallard
1 Virginia Rail
1 Sora
4 Killdeer
1 Pectoral Sandpiper
14 Wilson's Snipe
1 Solitary Sandpiper
5 Greater Yellowlegs
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Northern Harrier
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
2 Belted Kingfisher
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 American Kestrel
7 Eastern Phoebe
34 Blue Jay
6 American Crow
12 Black-capped Chickadee
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Eastern Bluebird
8 American Robin
16 Gray Catbird
12 American Goldfinch
9 Savannah Sparrow
19 Song Sparrow
4 Lincoln's Sparrow
45 Swamp Sparrow
350 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Northern Waterthrush
14 Common Yellowthroat
9 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Northern Cardinal
3 Indigo Bunting

(Trip report from Kevin Bourinot)

Richard Scarlet