111th Ipswich River Bird Survey​

May 20, 2017

This year’s participants:

Trip leader: Dave Brewster

Constance Lapite, Diana Fruguglietti, Jim Berry, Robert Buchsbaum

79 species (+3 other taxa)

Canada Goose62including several broods
Wood Duck0This was a surprise
Common Loon3flyovers
Double-breasted Comorant2 
Great Blue Heron9 
Great Egret13 
Turkey Vulture4 
Turkey Vulture2 
Accipiter species1 
Broad-winged Hawk1 
Red-tailed Hawk5 
Virginia Rail1 
peep sp.1 
Spotted Sandpiper6 
Solitary Sandpiper1The high water limited the numbers of shorebirds.
Herring Gull4 
Larus sp.30 
Mourning Dove14One pair building a nest.
Black-billed Cuckoo2 
Chimney Swift4 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird2 
Belted Kingfisher2 
Red-bellied Woodpecker7 
Downy Woodpecker5 
Hairy Woodpecker5including a nest with noisy young
Northern Flicker2 
Pileated Woodpecker5 
Eastern Wood-Pewee10 
Alder Flycatcher1 
Willow Flycatcher1 
Least Flycatcher1 
Eastern Phoebe6 
Great-crested Flycatcher17 
Eastern Kingbird16 
Yellow-throated Vireo4 
Warbling Vireo38Exact count. These birds are abundant along the river.
Red-eyed Vireo3 
Blue Jay4 
American Crow7 
Tree Swallows170Several nests in snags (one in a box). One of the three most abundant species on the river (the other two being the blackbirds).
Barn Swallow11 
Black-capped Chickadee10 
Tufted Titmouse26 
White-breasted Nuthatch5 
House Wren2 
Marsh Wren13 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher23 
Eastern Bluebird12 
Swainson’s Thrush2 
Wood Thrush1 
American Robin9 
Gray Catbird19 
European Starling7 
Cedar Waxwing17 
Northern Waterthrush2 
Northern Waterthrush2 
Black-and-white Warbler2 
Nashville Warbler1 
Common Yellowthroat33 
American Redstart5 
Northern Parula3 
Blackburnian Warbler1 
Yellow Warbler24 
Chestnut-sided Warbler2 
Black-throated Blue Warbler1 
Pine Warbler1 
Wilson’s Warbler1 
Chipping Sparrow5 
Song Sparrow31 
Swamp Sparrow3 
Scarlet Tanager1 
Northern Cardinal4 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak18 
Orchard Oriole2 
Baltimore Oriole43 
Red-winged Blackbird210 
Brown-headed Cowbird2 
Common Grackle135 
American Goldfinch10 
House Sparrow2