Bird Count Escape – Week 4

For the next 3-4 weeks, while the world is on hold, we will keep a daily count of the birds we see while escaping the confines of walls. Great highlights include: Chipping Sparrow, Marsh Wren, Iceland Gulls (20+). Total Species: 60 Locations: Race Point, First Encounter, Minot and Glades, Musquashicut Pond, backyard. Sunday - April …

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Brookline Birding Club Awards Jackson Scholarship

Thank you, Brookline Birding Club! Announcement of 2020 BBC Scholarship Recipients The BBC is pleased to announce that our annual Young Birder Scholarships have been awarded to May Adams of Wales, MA and Jackson Frost of Scituate, MA. These scholarships, instituted to nurture interest in bird study and conservation among young birders, cover the full cost ($1395) of the …

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Birding Southeastern MA

Post from Jackson’s own site.

ABA Adventures, Big Year Birding

I got up at around 5:00 AM with my dad to go look for owls at Myles Standish State Forest in Plymouth. A few days earlier, there had been at least a dozen Northern Saw-whet Owls reported in one night. I had never heard or seen one of these owls and I hoped that this would be the place to finally add this bird to my life list.

When we arrived at Myles Standish, I realized that we had made a mistake. It was already getting light out and there would be very little owl activity while we were there. We both decided that we should at least try to find an owl so we parked the car on the side of the road and waited. After about 20 minutes, it was fully light out and we decided to get going to our next spot. On the way out, we…

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