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Eastern Massachusetts Sites (1 Viewer)

smyrna

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Hi Everyone
I was wondering if anyone can suggest the best birding sites to see any of the species listed below. Myself & the wife are spending 2 weeks in the area in September. We are having a few days in New York and then we are driving up the coast. My target species are;
Ruffed Grouse, Sharp tailed, Seaside, Chipping, Field & Lincolns Sparrow,
White breasted Nuthatch, Hairy Woodpecker, Broad winged & Sharp shinned Hawk. Clapper Rail would be nice too :)
I have the Birders Guide to Eastern Massachusetts but it appears that some of the info in there is now out of date.
Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks Phil Jones (Smyrna)
UK based birder
 

neil calabro

Active member
Hi Everyone
I was wondering if anyone can suggest the best birding sites to see any of the species listed below. Myself & the wife are spending 2 weeks in the area in September. We are having a few days in New York and then we are driving up the coast. My target species are;
Ruffed Grouse, Sharp tailed, Seaside, Chipping, Field & Lincolns Sparrow,
White breasted Nuthatch, Hairy Woodpecker, Broad winged & Sharp shinned Hawk. Clapper Rail would be nice too :)
I have the Birders Guide to Eastern Massachusetts but it appears that some of the info in there is now out of date.
Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks Phil Jones (Smyrna)
UK based birder
Hi Phil,
for sparrows try Belle Isle Marsh in East Boston. Put out a post on Brookline Bird Club or check Cornell University's EBird database to find other species.
 

Rob Hazard

New member
Phil,
Plum Island, a barrier beach island about an hour north of Boston, is a good bet for the Rail, the Nuthatch, the Woodpecker and the sparrows you've mentioned. It's also good for shorebirds and waterfowl.
 

Larry Lade

Moderator
Phil,
Plum Island, a barrier beach island about an hour north of Boston, is a good bet for the Rail, the Nuthatch, the Woodpecker and the sparrows you've mentioned. It's also good for shorebirds and waterfowl.

Thanks for responding to Phil's post. I am sure he will appreciate your info!
 
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