Bird Watch: Sightings from Greater Newburyport and beyond – The Daily News of Newburyport

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Updated: March 25, 2022 @ 10:15 am

These recent sightings are compiled by Sue McGrath of the Newburyport Birders. Report your sightings to Newburyport Birders at or call 978-204-2976. And, visit for additional information.
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island: Merlin, American Kestrel, Northern Harrier, Black-crowned Night-Heron, American Coot, Turkey Vulture, Snowy Owl, Fox Sparrow, Pied-billed Grebe, Ring-necked Duck, Snow Goose,Brown-headed Cowbird, Mute Swan, Killdeer, Common Tern, Great Cormorant, Common Raven, Greater Scaup, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk,Mute Swan, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Cedar Waxwing, Tree Swallow, Canada Goose, Common Grackle, Greater Yellowlegs, Wild Turkey, Peregrine Falcon, Sharp-shinned Hawk, American Woodcock,Piping Plover, Horned Lark, Common Loon, Brant, Short-eared Owl.
Various Areas on Eastern Point, Gloucester: Lincoln’s Sparrow, Horned Grebe, Atlantic Puffin.
Cherry Hill [Indian Hill] Reservoir, West Newbury: Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Duck, Common Merganser, Song Sparrow,Swamp Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Killdeer.
Tuxbury Pond, Amesbury: Pileated Woodpecker, Osprey, Great Blue Heron.
Cross Street, Rowley: Snow Goose.
Sandy Point State Reservation, Salisbury: Piping Plover, Short-eared Owl.
Longfellow Drive, Newburyport: Eastern Bluebird.
Turkey Hill Road, West Newbury: American Woodcock.
Conomo Point, Essex: Ipswich Sparrow.
Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead: Great Egret.
Port Place Wetland, Newburyport: Red-tailed Hawk, Mallard, Red-winged Blackbird, Swamp Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, American Bittern, Carolina Wren, American Crow, Tufted Titmouse, American Crow, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow.
Washington Street, Exeter, N.H.: Merlin, Fish Crow.
Various areas in Gloucester: Great Egret.
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield: Tree Swallow, Eastern Bluebird.
Various areas in Newbury, Plum Island: Cedar Waxwing.
Storey Avenue, Newburyport: Fish Crow, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer.
Artichoke Reservoir, West Newbury: Mute Swan, Common Merganser, Canada Goose, Ring-necked Duck,Red-bellied Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Mallard, Wood Duck, American Woodcock.
Exeter Water Treatment Plant, Exeter, N.H.: Ruddy Duck, Wilson’s Snipe, Lesser Scaup, Mallard, Bufflehead,Ring-necked Duck, Killdeer, Common Merganser, Bufflehead,Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Harrier, Killdeer.
Scotland Road, Newbury: Eurasian Wigeon, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Sandhill Crane, Northern Shoveler.
New Hampshire Seacoast: Piping Plover, Peregrine Falcon, Ipswich Sparrow, Great Egret,Tree Swallow, Brown Thrasher, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Peregrine Falcon, Snowy Owl, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Pectoral Sandpiper, American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, American Black Duck, Gadwall, Mallard, Merlin.
Island Road, Essex: Great Egret.
Whale Watching Boat out of Gloucester: Atlantic Puffin, Black Guillemot.
Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury/Newburyport: Great Egret, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer.
Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, N.H.: American Kestrel, Killdeer.
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