100th Ipswich River Bird Survey
May 20, 2006
The 100th Bird Survey festivities were fabulous and will remain as a pleasant memory. The feedback from members has been outstanding! The birding at the sanctuary was excellent with Common Nighthawk, Black-billed Cuckoo, American Woodcock, Bobolink, Pileated Woodpecker and Barred Owl.
We relished those “local donuts” with our coffee and tea in the morning, then savored the beans, the grill items and a delicious cake at our luncheon!
Special thanks to Jim and Stina for their energy, experience and knowledge of the Ipswich River Valley! My personal thanks to Mark, Laura, Jay, Joe, Linda, Dawn, Marilyn, Robert, Phil, and Janey; all of your contributions and planning made for a very pleasant day. I’m grateful to so many members who donated their time, their skills and their funds! Carol Decker and her Staff at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary were outstanding in allowing us to use “The Barn” for our celebration.
Please remember the following businesses; they contributed to our event with generous “out” door prizes
Bird Watcher’s Supply and Gift of Newburyport
Blue Seal Feeds of Bow, NH
Courtyard of Newburyport
Essex County Cooperative of Topsfield
Fernald’s of Newbury
Leo’s Pizza of Newburyport
Montana Coffee Traders of Whitefish, Montana
New England Small Craft of Rowley
Plum Island Kayak of Newburyport
Wild Birds Unlimited of Danvers
Newburyport Birders of Newburyport
Bird Survey Tally:
Great Blue Heron
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Crested Flycatcher
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
We are seeking a team of volunteers to plan and facilitate next year’s event. Please contact Sue if you would like to be part of that team.
Sue McGrath, President
Essex County Ornithological Club