BBC-BNC Trip Report: Great Day!

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Apr 27, 2024, 3:50:52 PMApr 27
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Hi everyone,

I want to report on a very successful Brookline Bird Club-Boston Nature Center joint bird walk covering Millenium Park and the West Roxbury High School Marsh. I'm also including results of a quickie bike ride by the marsh on my part after the group walk ended. The walk was attended by about 25 people and was led by Correne George, Sam Harris, Michael McCarthy, and myself. Special thanks to our trip leaders who did an outstanding job spotting/hearing hard-to-locate birds and identifying uncommon/rare species. 

We got a lot (!!!) of species. Highlights included Brown Thrasher, 3 Kestrels, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Green Heron, Warbling Vireo, and lots of Red-Bellied Woodpeckers.

I want to add that the next joint BBC-BNC bird walk will be at Boston Nature Center on Sat., May 11 @ 7 am. You can register (free) by emailing neil.calabro1 [at] and cgeorge [at]

Millennium Park, Suffolk, Massachusetts, US
Apr 27, 2024 8:00 AM - 11:11 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
37 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  8
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  5
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  1
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  1
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  1     Well seen and calling. Flew over main hill from perimeter swamp trail and circled hill. Then seen again perched in swamp near cemetery
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  6     Well heard
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  6
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  3
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)  2     Heard we’ll both times in marsh along perimeter trail and ruins trail
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)  3     Small group calling flying by powerlines
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  6
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)  2
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  4
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  2
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  6
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  4
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  1
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  4
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  12
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  8
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  8
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  5
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  3

Millennium Park--West Roxbury High School Marsh, Suffolk, Massachusetts, US
Apr 27, 2024 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
13 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  5
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  3
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  2
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  2
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  4
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  1

Millennium Park--West Roxbury High School Marsh, Suffolk, Massachusetts, US
Apr 27, 2024 12:29 PM - 12:34 PM
Protocol: Stationary
2 species

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1

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