115th Ipswich River Bird Survey
May 22, 2021
Saturday, May 22, 2021 morning (start time around 7am) – Note: Advance registration is required
Ipswich River Canoe Trip and Bird Survey
Event Coordinator: Dave Brewster
Participate in the 115th Annual ECOC birding trip down the Ipswich River! Arguably the oldest uninterrupted bird-count in the world, this event is timed to get the best views of birds before full leaf-out, but late enough in the season to get better weather for paddling. Contact Dave for the exact start time and other details.
Update: Unfortunately, because of the ongoing pandemic, we are not able to provide boats and equipment for the trip this year. We are also not able to place you in other people’s boats. Each participant will be responsible for providing their own water craft and necessary equipment (including PFDs).
Thanks again for all who participated.
A little below Average species number at 73 was still consistent with past trips. Number of individual birds was definitely lower at 336. Some years we have had more than 1000. Something to ponder until next time.
See you down the trail!
Google Photos Link to
ECOC Ipswich River Canoe Trip 05-22-2021
Since there were no further contributions, the Final list is here and saved to ebird
Tim and Kathi’s sightings from Topsfield and Averill’s Island are included.
For the Club records, I added Tim and Kathi’s 100+ Common Eiders at Little Neck Ipswich, MA; the mouth of the mighty Ipswich River,