Reports from Boxborough Birders Trips

Parker River NWR
November 13, 2021
Many species of ducks and shorebirds, plus loons, harrier, razorbill, snow buntings, and more. (full list)

Barretts Mill Conservation Area
October 24, 2021
We had a good time sorting out the sparrows and even had a couple of warblers. (full list)

Sargent Memorial Library & Hager Land
October 17, 2021
Five species of ducks, pied-billed grebe, blue-headed vireos, and yellow rumped warblers. Dozens of robins feeding on crab apple trees on library campus and very prevalent in wooded area between libary driveway and school campus. (full list)

Grassy Pond
October 3, 2021
It was a cool and partly cloudy morning for our walk at Grassy Pond. We had nice views of a flock of yellow-rumped warblers flitting around by the boardwalk at the edge of the pond, where we also saw a great blue heron. Two pileated woodpeckers called repeatedly, and a few people got a brief glimpse of one or both, but they mostly stayed hidden. (full list)

Hager Land
September 19, 2021
Great extended views of pairs of kingfishers and Cooper’s hawks—and 33 other species (full list)

Fruitlands Museum
July 3, 2021
A fair amount of birdsong. Young birds were much in evidence! (full list)

Fruitlands Museum
June 19, 2021
Great views of Red-eyed Vireo, Veery, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Rose-breasted Grosbeak (full list)

Fruitlands Museum
May 22, 2021
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Indigo Bunting, Wood Thrush, Veery, and eight species of warbler (full list)

Captain Sargent Conservation Land
May 16, 2021
One male Ring-necked Duck seen very clearly on north side of pond. Two pairs of Canada Geese with goslings. Excellent sighting of a broad-winged hawk flying over the pond. (full list)

Acton Arboretum
May 15, 2021
We heard a nice variety of warblers, and saw some of them briefly (magnolia, chestnut-sided, yellow, yellow-rumped), but others stayed hidden, most notably a northern parula that sang for a long time from one of the oak trees, but we could never find it. (full list)

Horse Meadows Knoll
May 1, 2021
Highlights of the walk were blue-headed vireos, yellow-rumped warblers, a black-throated green warbler, and many wood ducks flying about. A rather quiet, overcast day that was fairly cool turned into a sunny day just as we headed down the knoll, which was perfect timing as many birds were heard and seen there, and there are probably even more there now. (full list)

Delaney WMA
April 24, 2021
It was a beautiful morning. Right away, at the boat launch parking area near the water we had some very cooperative palm and yellow-rumped warblers flitting about. Some of us saw our first barn swallows of the year. There were lots of opportunities to compare pine warbler and chipping sparrow singing styles as well. (full list)