113th Ipswich River Bird Survey​

May 18, 2019

Another delightful trip down the Ipswich is in the history books. What a gorgeous day! 
Thank you so much for your efforts, Dave. Thank you, as well, to our multiple diligent documenters. 
It was wonderful sharing birds, paddling and chatting with all of you. Please join us again next year. 
See you out there!
Constance Lapite
President, ECOC

For those interested the 113th ECOC Ipswich River Bird Survey got a mention in a local newspaper from one of the attendees.

Pickles In The Mist: Birding on the Ipswich River and breakfasting at Maria’s Place

For those who joined for the ECOC Ipswich River bird census for 2019; here is the compilation of all of your efforts for identification.
I included sightings from Topsfield Fairgrounds, and this year, an extra trip out to the sea added by Tim and Kathi (added a rae brant sighting for this trip)
Thank you so much for sharing these sightings
There’s still a little more migration out there, so get out and enjoy
best for the summer
thank you all

This link has a bunch of snapshots taken along the route



Ipswich River, Essex, Massachusetts, US
May 18, 2019 6:46 AM – 1:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.73 mile(s)
Comments: Compilation of ECOC 113th annual Ipswich river canoe trip; Observations included from all of the participants including some extra sightings from the mouth of the river in Ipswich.
Average Weather
05/18 – 09:53 Wind=NW 15 Visibility 10.00 Fair CLR Temperature 61 40 RH46% NA NA Barometer 29.91 1012.5

84 species

Brant 13 Seen in Ipswich by Tim and Kathi
Canada Goose 30
Mute Swan 10 Seen in Ipswich by Tim and Kathi; also Diana
Wood Duck 6
Mallard 8
Common Eider 4 Seen in Ipswich by Tim and Kathi
Wild Turkey 1
Mourning Dove 10
Chimney Swift 30
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Virginia Rail 4
Sora 4
Killdeer 5 Seen at Topsfield Fairgrounds by Tim and Kathi, also 1 at IRWS
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Solitary Sandpiper 7
Herring Gull 37
Common Tern 10 Seen in Ipswich by Tim and Kathi
Double-crested Cormorant 17 includes 9 Seen in Ipswich by Tim and Kathi
Great Blue Heron 6
Great Egret 9
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 1
Red-tailed Hawk 10 Many , in small kettles
Belted Kingfisher 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 9
Downy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Least Flycatcher 1 Seen by Diana
Eastern Phoebe 5
Great Crested Flycatcher 10
Eastern Kingbird 14
Yellow-throated Vireo 6
Warbling Vireo 33 A good year along the river
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 1 Seen in Ipswich by Tim and Kathi
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 226
Barn Swallow 18
Black-capped Chickadee 9
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Brown Creeper 1
House Wren 2
Marsh Wren 15
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 25
Eastern Bluebird 6
Veery 1 Seen by Diana
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 21
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 4
American Goldfinch 5
Chipping Sparrow 4
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1 Seen by Diana
Song Sparrow 18
Swamp Sparrow 2
Bobolink 1
Baltimore Oriole 11
Red-winged Blackbird 70
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 31
Ovenbird 4
Northern Waterthrush 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 21
American Redstart 16
Northern Parula 8
Magnolia Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 32 A good year
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Wilson’s Warbler 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 8
House Sparrow 14