Emerald Necklace Bird Club

FRIENDS OF JAMAICA POND, INC

36 Perkins St., PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030
Gerry Wright, Founder and President
Telephone: 617-524-7070
Email: FrederickLawOlmsted@yahoo.com
TTY/MA RELAY 800-439-2370
www.FriendsOfJamaicaPond.org

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Friends of Jamaica Pond

History and Annual Park Keeper Award

Frederick Law Olmsted a one-man play by Gerry Wright

Nature's Class Room: Environmental Education Projects

Environmental Research Projects

Forestry Protection Projects

Emerald Necklace Bird Club

Volunteer Stewardship Program

Calendar and Meetings and Press

Memberships and Donations

Links and Resources

Contact and Email Info

Emerald Necklace Bird Club Sightings By Park List HERE
with links to individual park web sites

Emerald Necklace Bird Club Sightings By Date List
HERE

Emerald Necklace Bird Club Photo List HERE

Master Individual Bird List HERE
with links to online web field guides with songs, range maps and nesting information

Individual Emerald Necklace Bird Proflies (Click on Photos)



Great Horned Owl, Great Blue Heron, Red Tailed Hawk, Cedar Waxwing, Indigo Bunting, Wood Duck, Eastern Kingbird



Fall and Winter Park Visitors: Details
HERE

The Emerald Necklace Bird Club was established in 2005 as a tribute to Christine Cooper and Charlie Hauck for their stewardship and work of 21 years for the Jamaica Pond Project. For over two decades the Friends of Jamaica Pond and Jamaica Pond Project have collaborated and partnered with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Boston Park Rangers and many private and public agencies.

The Emerald Necklace is the urban oasis for much of the natural world in Boston. Both migrating and long-term resident birds find the Emerald Necklace continuous open spaces, marshes and wooded areas a haven. Frequent visits will slowly reveal a landscape full of life and wonder from the soaring flight of a Red Tailed Hawk to the sensuous call of a White Throated Sparrow, and the statute-still Great Blue Heron to the busy Massachusetts state bird --the Black Capped Chickadee.

Join the Emerald Necklace Bird Club and explore this landscape and natural wonder each season -- spring, summer, fall and winter. Add bird sightings to both the Emerald Necklace Bird Club master list, specific park lists, along with your own yearly and life lists. Support the conservation of natural habitat and become a steward of the earth.


 

Emerald Necklace Bird Club Sighting Lists by Park Location

 Email, call or write the Friends of Jamaica Pond with your bird sightings to

Friends of Jamaica Pond, PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030

Telephone: 617-524-7070, Email: FrederickLawOlmsted@yahoo.com

Gerry Wright, Founder and President


2014-2015 BIRD WALKS

Saturday, April 26
Arnold Arboretum, Boston. Morning.
A 90-minute walk suitable for beginners as well as more experienced birders. See the arboretum website http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu for directions or to download a checklist of birds. Meeting place: Inside the main gate off the Arborway (parking along the Arborway).  8:00 a.m.
Bob Mayer, Jamaica Plain  (617) 983-3330 rgmayer@comcast.net

Saturday, May 3
Arnold Arboretum, Boston. Morning.
A 90-minute walk suitable for beginners as well as more experienced birders. See the arboretum website
http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu for directions or to download a checklist of birds. Meeting place: Peters Hill gate on Bussey Street.  8:00 a.m.
Bob Mayer, Jamaica Plain  (617) 983-3330 rgmayer@comcast.net

Saturday, May 10
Back Bay Fens, Boston Morning
Calling all birders and nature enthusiasts: Please join us for Fenway Civic Association's annual guided bird walk in the Back Bay Fens. Thrill to the sight and sound of the array of birds that inhabit the Fens each spring on a morning walk led by naturalist Stephen Baird of the Friends of Jamaica Pond. This event is rain or shine- bring a friend and binoculars!
This event is open to all.  Location: Back Bay Fens park in Boston's West Fenway neighborhood. Meet at the Japanese Bell outside the Kelleher Rose Garden (by the footbridge across from the Museum of Fine Arts)
Time: 7:00 a.m.  http://www.fenwaycivic.org  email: fenwaycivic@aol.com

Sunday, May 18 
Bussey Brook Meadow, Arnold Arboretum, Boston. Morning.
The Arboretum Park Conservancy and the BBC are sponsoring this 90-minute walk in the Bussey Brook area of the arboretum. The walk is suitable for beginning birders as well as those more experienced. Meeting place: South Street gate to the arboretum, on South Street, where there is limited parking.
Also accessible from Forest Hills T Station path from Washington Street. 8:00 a.m.
Bob Mayer, Jamaica Plain  (617) 983-3330 rgmayer@comcast.net

Saturday June 7
Arnold Arboretum, Boston. Morning.
A 90-minute walk suitable for beginners as well as more experienced birders. See the arboretum website
http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu for directions or to download a checklist of birds. Meeting place: Peters Hill gate on Bussey Street.  8:00 a.m.
Bob Mayer, Jamaica Plain  (617) 983-3330 rgmayer@comcast.net

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Leverett Pond and Olmsted Park, Brookline, Morning
-- This walk is co-sponsored by The National Park Service and the Friends of Jamaica Pond Emerald Necklace Bird Club, and will focus on waterfowl and other winter species on Leverett Pond and adjacent areas of Olmsted Park. The 90-minute walk is suitable for beginning birders as well as more experienced birders.  Meeting Place: parking lot on Pond Avenue near Brook House on the Brookline side of Leverett Pond, just off Route 9. Meeting time 9:00 AM

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Arnold Arboretum, Boston, Morning --This will be an easy two-hour walk from the main gate to Bussey Hill and back, focusing on winter birds as well as admiring the woody plant collection in winter. See the arboretum website
http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu for directions and a checklist of birds. Meeting place:  Inside the
main gate off the Arborway (parking along the Arborway). 9:00 a.m. Information: Bob Mayer, Jamaica Plain 617-983-3330 rgmayer@comcast.net



Photos by Stephen Baird click on images to see larger versions.
Emerald Necklace Bird Club Check List (PDF 675 kb) HERE

1. Rose Kennedy Greenway



A series of parks that cover the path of the old elevated Central Artery from Chinatown through the Wharf District and North End to the Bank North Garden.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, 1 International Place, 14th Floor, Boston MA 02110, Nancy Brennan, Executive Director, 617-292-0020, info@rosekennedygreenway.org
http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org

Falcon Image in Flight

Peregrine Falcon nesting program at Custom House since 1987.  Pairs have hatched 69 chicks as of 2009. Details Mass Wildlife HERE 


Photos first plantings on May 22, 2006.




Summer 2014  Common Yellow Throat Warbler, Rock Dove, European Starling, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Blue Jay, American Robin, Grackle, Peregrine Falcon, gull fly overs

Winter 2014 Broad Winged Hawk,
Rock Dove, European Starling, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Blue Jay, American Robin, Grackle, Peregrine Falcon, gull fly overs

Fall 2013 -- Common Yellow Throat Warbler, Gray Catbird, Rock Dove, European Starling, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Blue Jay, American Robin, Grackle, Peregrine Falcon, gull fly overs

Summer 2013 -- Common Yellow Throat Warbler, Gray Catbird, Rock Dove, European Starling, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Blue Jay, American Robin, Grackle, Peregrine Falcon, gull fly overs

Winter 2012 - Rock Dove, European Starling, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Black Backed Gull


Fall 2012 - Black Capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Rock Dove, European Starling, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, White Crowned Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Black Backed Gull, Red Breasted Merganser, Double Creasted Cormorant




Boston Globe photo-story by David Ryan about 4 chicks that were banded in 2008 HERE

Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005 HERE

2 Boston Common

The oldest public park in the US, Boston Common's history goes back as far as 1634. It was used as common pasture for live stock. military training grounds and for public hangings. The gallows were removed in 1817 and grazing of cattle was forbidden in 1830. Olmsted Brothers redesigned park 1910-1913. Maintained by Boston Parks and Recreation Department. WEB SITE HERE

Friends of the Public Garden, 87 Mount vernon St., Boston 02108 publish historical brochure and provided funds to maintain park.  WEB SITE HERE

The Boston Common Frog Pond Skating Rink is privately funded and operated by the Boston Common Frog Pond Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. Boston Common Frog Pond Foundation, Inc., 84 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 Telephone: (617) 635-2120 WEB SITE HERE

Red Tailed Hawk click for a detailed web page HERE

Summer  2014 - American Robin, Blue Jay, Downey Woodpecker, House Sparrow, Rock Dove, European Starling, Red Tailed Hawk,  gull fly overs

Winter  2014 - American Robin, Blue Jay, House Sparrow, Rock Dove, European Starling, Red Tailed Hawk,  gull fly overs

Winter 2012 - American Robin, Blue Jay, House Sparrow, Rock Dove, European Starling (300+), Red Tailed Hawk,  gull fly overs

Fall 2012 - Blue Jay, House Sparrow, Rock Dove, European Starling, Red Tailed Hawk (3), Barred Owl, gull fly overs


Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005
HERE

3. Boston Public Garden

The 24 acres former marsh land was landscape designed by George V. Meacham in 1837 as the first public botanical garden in the US.

Cooper's Hawk Feb 2009

Barred Owl Nov 2009, 2012

Friends of the Public Garden, 87 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108 Tel: 617-723-8144 Email: fopg@gis.net WEB SITE HERE

Swan Boats, Inc., PO Box 301487, Boston, MA 02130 WEB SITE HERE

Summer 2014 - American Robin, American Goldfinch, European Starling, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, House Sparrow, Mallard Duck, Mute Swans, Canada Goose, Red Tailed Hawk, Gull Fly Overs.

Winter 2014 - Snowy Owl

Winter 2012 - American Robin, American Goldfinch, European Starling, Blue Jay, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, House Sparrow, Mallard Duck, Bufflehead Duck (2), Canada Goose, Barred Owl, Red Tailed Hawk, Gull Fly Overs.

Fall 2012 - American Robin, Blue Jay, Tufted Titmouse, House Sparrow, Mallard Duck, Bufflehead Duck, Canada Goose, Barred Owl (2), Gull Fly Overs.

Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005
HERE

4. Esplanade

The Esplanade Association, 10 Derne Street, Boston, MA 02114 Tel: 617.227.0365 Email: info@esplanadeassociation.org WEB SITE HERE

State agency that manages the park -- Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, 251 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114 Tel: 617-626-1250 WEB SITE HERE

Summer 2013: Charles River Basin to BU Bridge - American Robin, Blue Jay, Cedar Waxwing, Northern Mockingbird, American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Red Wing Blackbird, Grackle, European Starling, Black Backed Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Doublecrested Cormorant (Cottontailed Rabbit)

February 21, 2010 -  Common Merganser, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Ring Billed Gull, Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull (Basin 97 percent frozen)

Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005 HERE

5. Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Neighborhood Association of Back Bay and the Friends of the Public Gardens, provide funds and volunteers to support tree, turf, and flower maintance and plantings. NABB, 337 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02115 Tel: 617-247-3961 Email: nabbinc@verizon.net WEB SITE HERE

October 23, 2010 -- Charlesgate - Hernit Thrush, Blue Jay, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White Thraoted Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Rock Dove, European Starling, Grackle, gull fly overs

September 13, 2010 -- Public Garden to Charlesgate - American Robin, Blue Jay, House Sparrow, House Finch, Rock Dove, European Starling, Grackle, gull fly overs

April 10, 2010 -- Public Garden to Charlesgate - American Robin, Blue Jay, House Sparrow, House Finch, Rock Dove, European Starling, gull fly overs

January 16, 2010 -- Public Garden to Charlesgate - American Robin, Blue Jay, House Sparrow, House Finch, Rock Dove, European Starling, gull fly overs

Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005 HERE

6. Muddy River: Back Bay Fens and Riverway

Muddy River

Fenway Victory Gardens

James P. Kelleher Rose Garden

Justine Mee Liff Rose

Emerald Necklace Conservancy, 891 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Tel: 617-522-2700 WEB SITE HERE

Fenway Victory Gardens, P.O. Box 230038, Astor Station, Boston, MA 02123 http://www.fenwayvictorygardens.com/

Fenway Civic Association, Box 230435, Astor Station, Boston, MA 02123  Telephone: 617-278-4341 http://www.fenwaycivic.org/

Master plan by Frederick Law Olmsted WEB SITE HERE

Green Heron

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Common YellowThroat Warbl

Summer 2014:  Yellow Warbler, Warbling Vireo, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Robin, Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Tree Swallow, Chimmney Swift, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Redwinged Blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, European Staring, Grackle, Crow, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Double Crested Cormmorant, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Gull Fly Overs (Painted Turtle, Eastern Cottontailed Rabbit, Chipmunk)

Spring 2014:  Black and White Warbler, Black Throated Blue Warbler, Common Yellow Throat Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Parula, Tennessee Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow Rumped Warbler, Oven Bird, Warbling Vireo, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White Crowned Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Phoebe, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Towhee, Ameri an Robin, Hermit Thrush, Brown Thrasher, Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Tree Swallow, Chimmney Swift, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Redwinged Blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, Orchard Oriole, European Staring, Grackle, Crow, Belted Kingfisher, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Double Crested Cormmorant, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Gull Fly Overs (Painted Turtle, Eastern Cottontailed Rabbit, Chipmunk)

Winter 2014:  House Sparrow, Song Sparrow,  Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Northern Flicker, Ameri an Robin, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Redwinged Blackbird, European Staring, Grackle, Crow, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Double Crested Cormmorant, Barred Owl, Snowy Owl, Gull Fly Overs (Eastern Cottontailed Rabbit)

Summer 2013:  Yellow Warbler, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Eastern Kingbird, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, White Breasted Nuthatch, Northern Flicker, Ameri an Robin, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Redwinged Blackbird, European Staring, Grackle, Crow, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Double Crested Cormmorant, Gull Fly Overs (Eastern Cottontailed Rabbit, Chipmunk)

Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005 HERE
7. Olmsted Park

Bubbling Brook cascading into Ward's and Leverett Ponds

Emerald Necklace Conservancy, 891 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Tel: 617-522-2700 WEB SITE HERE


Friends of Olmsted Park, PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130  617-524-7070  http://www.FriendsofOlmstedPark.org

Double Crested Cormorant

Cotton Tailed Rabbit

House Sparrows bath in Leverett Pond

Wood Duck see detailed web page HERE

Great Blue Heron

Muskrat on Ward's Pond

Summer 2014 Red Tailed Hawk, Blue Jay, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, American Robin, Grackle, Northern Cardinal, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downey Woodpecker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, House parrow, Song Sparrow, Black Duck, Mallard Duck, Wood Duck, Canada Goose, Double Crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron

Winter Dec 21 2013-March 1, 2014) Bald Eagle, Red Tailed Hawk, Blue Jay, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, American Robin, Grackle, Northern Cardinal, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, House Song Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, American Coot, Black Duck, Mallard Duck, Ring Necked Duck, Wood Duck (16-20), Common Merganser, Hooded Merganser, Canada Goose, Double Crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron

Fall 2013 September 22-December 22) Red Tailed Hawk, Blue Jay, Mourning Dove, American Robin, Grackle, Northern Cardinal, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Belted Kingfisher, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Common Yellow Throat Warbler, Eastern Phoebe, Black Duck, Mallard Duck, Ring Necked Duck, Wood Duck (16-20), Mandarin Duck, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Canada Goose, Double Crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron

Summer 2013 June 21-September 21): Osprey, Red Tailed Hawk, House Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Tree Swallow, Chimney Swift, Baltimore Oriole, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Yellow Warbler, European Starliing, Grackle, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Black Backed Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Double Crested Cormorant, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitare Sandpiper, Great Blue Heron

Spring (March 21-May: Brown Creeper, Golden Crowned Kinglet, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Eastern Phoebe, Red Tailed Hawk, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, House Finch, American Gold Finch, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Grackle, European Starling, Red Winged Blackbird, Crow, Great Blue Heron, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Ringed Neck Duck, Canada Goose, Ringed Billed Gull, Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull

Winter 2012-2013 (December 22-March 21): Red Tailed Hawk, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, House Finch, American Gold Finch, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Grackle, European Starling, Red Winged Blackbird, Crow, Great Blue Heron, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Common Merganser (6), Ringed Neck Duck (11), Hooded Merganser, Northern Shoveler, Canada Goose, Ringed Billed Gull, Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull

Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005 HERE

8. Jamaica Pond

Pond with red clouds

Friends of Jamaica Pond
PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Tel: 617-524-7070 http://www.friendsofjamaicapond.org

City of Boston Park Rangers' Nature Center at Jamaica Pond

CLICK FOR WEB SITE

Ruddy Duck flock (220) Jan 21-26, 2007

Kingbirds nest around the pond

Mute Swan (Park Department brings a pair each year to the pond, but this is a photo of a wild visitor during the winter of 2007)

Bald Eagles visit the pond most winters in Dec-Jan searching for easy prey of ducks and geese as the pond freezes over. (Picture Dec 30, 2013)

Very rare Albino Squirrel.  Detail web page HERE

Courageous Sailing Center, Jamaica Pond, Charlesstown and UMASS sites; http://www.courageoussailing.org Jamaica Pond 10 AM-6 PM Seven days a week April-Oct, Row Boats $10 hour, Sail Boats $15 hour, Lessons $45, Info: 617-522-5061

Spring 2014: Red Tailed Hawk, House Sparrow, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downey Woodpecker, Blue Jay, European Starliing, Grackle, American Coot, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Hooded Merganser, Ring Necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Canada Goose, Black Backed Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Blue Heron

Winter Dec 21, 2013-March 21, 2014: Bald Eagle, Red Tailed Hawk, House Sparrow, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downey Woodpecker, Blue Jay, European Starliing, Grackle, American Coot, Pied Billed Grebe, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Common Merganser, Hooded Merganser, Ring Necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Black Backed Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Blue Heron

Fall 2013: Osprey, Red Tailed Hawk, House Sparrow, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downey Woodpecker, Blue Jay, European Starliing, Grackle, American Coot (28), Pied Billed Grebe, Mallard Duck, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Canada Goose, Black Backed Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Double Crested Cormorant

Summer 2013 (June-September): Osprey, Red Tailed Hawk, House Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downey Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Tree Swallow, Chimney Swift, Baltimore Oriole, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Yellow Warbler, European Starliing, Grackle, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Black Backed Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Double Crested Cormorant, American Coot

Winter 2012-2013 (December 22-March 21): Bald Eagle, Red Tailed Hawk, House Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Rock Dove, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jay, Common Loon, American Coot (52), Pied Bill Grebe (2), Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Ringed Necked Duck, Ruddy Duck (11) Hooded Merganser (12), Northern Shoveler, Mute Swan (2), Canada Goose, Black Backed Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Double Crested Cormorant

Fall 2012: Belted Kingfisher, Red Tailed Hawk, Yellow Rumped Warbler, House Sparrow, White Thraotaed Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Rock Dove, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Red Breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jay, American Coot, Pied Bill Grebe, Bufflehead Duck, Mallard Duck, Ruddy Duck, Hooded Merganser, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Double Crested Cormorant, (Chipmunk, Gray Squirrel, Painted Turtle)

Spring Summer 2012: Red Tailed Hawk, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Tree Swallow, House Finch, American Gold Finch American Robin, Hermit Thrush, Wood Thrush, House Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Grackle, European Starling, Red Winged Blackbird, Crow, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Spotted Sandpiper, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Canada Goose, Ringed Billed Gull, Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Black and White Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow Rumped Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Red Eyed Vireo, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Cardinal (Snaping Turtle, Painted Turtle, Eastern Chipmunk, Gray Squirrel, Muskrat)

Osprey are seen more frequently.  They are nesting on area rivers and young osprey have visited June-October 2013.

Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005 HERE

9. Olmsted National Historic Site

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, 99 Warren Street, Brookline, MA 02445 Telephone: 617-566-1689 CLICK FOR WEB SITE

Friends of Fairsted 
99 Warren St, Brookline, MA, 02445
FriendsofFairsted@gmail.com
Click for web site HERE

NOTE: Site Underconstruction visitng limited to grounds and garden and by appointment for library and archives.

November 9, 2006 Black Capped Chickadee, American Robin, White Throated Sparrow

10. The Arborway

Arborway Coalition CLICK FOR WEB SITE

October 25, 2010 - House Sparrow, Crow, American Robin

March 18, 2010 - House Sparrow

February 18, 2010 - Crow, American Robin

January 10, 2010 - Dark Eyed Junco, House Sparrow, European Starling, American Robin, Golden Crowned Kinglet, American Crow, Red Winged Blackbird, Gull fly overs

11. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

 

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3500 Telephone: 617.524.1718 Email: arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu CLICK FOR WEB SITE

Arnold Arboretum bird list by Robert Mayer CLICK FOR WEB SITE

Robert Mayer bird and fauna  blog http://www.arbotopia.com/

Arboretum Park Conservancy, 286 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 Te: 617-556-4110

Great Blue Heron click for detailed web page HERE

Song Sparrow

Tree Swallow

Eastern Bluebird


Summer 2014: Pine Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Red Eyed Vireo, Warblering Vireo, American Robin, Wood Thrush, Northern Cardinal, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Great Crested Flycatcher, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Tree Swallow, Chimney Swift, Cedar Waxwing, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Brown Headed Cowbird, Baltimore Oriole, Redwinged Blackbird, European Starling, Grackle, Crow, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird, Mockingbird, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Red Breasted Nuthatch,Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Mallard Duck, Red Tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Gull Fly Overs (Banded Hairstreak, Black Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail, Eastern Comma, Cabbage White, White Spotted Skipper and Mourning Cloak Butterflies, Albino Cottontailed Rabbits, Gray Squirrels, Chipmunks, White Tailed Deer)

Spring 2014: American Redstart, Black and White Warbler, Black Throated Blue Warbler, Black Throated Green Warbler, Chestnutsided Warbler, Common Yellow Throat Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Oven Bird, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow Rumped Warbler, Blue Headed Vireo, Red Eyed Vireo, Warblering Vireo, Scarlet Tnager, American Robin, Wood Thrush, Northern Cardinal, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Great Crested Flycatcher, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Tree Swallow, Chimney Swift, Cedar Waxwing, Easern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Brown Headed Cowbird, Baltimore Oriole, Redwinged Blackbird, European Starling, Grackle, Crow, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird, Mockingbird, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Mallard Duck, Red Tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Gull Fly Overs (Spicebush, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Comma, Cabbage White and Mourning Cloak Butterflies, Cottontailed Rabbits, Gray Squirrels, Chipmunks

Fall 2013: Cedar Wax Wing, Pine Warbler, Yellow Warbler, American Robin, Blue Jay, Mourning Dove (40+), Carolina Wren, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Gray Catbird, American Goldfinch, House Finch, House Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Tufted Titmouse, Black Capped Chickadee, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Red Winged Blackbird, Starling, Grackle, Crow, Red Tailed Hawk, Gull and Canada Goose Fly Overs (American Copper, Cabbage White,  Great Spangled Fritillary Butterflies, Praying Mantis)

Summer 2013 - June-August: Cedar Wax Wing, Easern Phoebe, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Pine Warbler, Yellow Warbler, American Robin, Wood Thrush, Blue Jay, House Wren, Carolina Wren, Tree Swallow, Chimmney Swift, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Gray Catbird, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, House Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Tufted Titmouse, Black Capped Chickadee, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Red Winged Blackbird, Starling, Grackle, Crow, Red Tailed Hawk, Gull and Canada Goose Fly Overs (Red Spotted Purple Admiral, Eastern Tiger Swallowtailed, Little Wood Satyr, Cabbage White, Silver Spotted Skipper, Blue Tailed, Great Spangled Fritillary Butterflies, Cottontailed Rabbits, White Tailed Deer)

Spring 2013 - April-May: Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow Rumped Warbler, Yellow Warbler, House Wren, Chimmney Swift, Tree Swallow, American Robin, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Gray Catbird American Goldfinch, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, House Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Tufted Titmouse, Black Capped Chickadee, White Breasted Nuthatch, Red Breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Starling, Grackle, Crow, Red Tailed Hawk, Gull and Canada Goose Fly Overs

Winter Dec 2012 - March 2013: American Robin, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, American Goldfinch, House Finch, House Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Tufted Titmouse, Black Capped Chickadee, White Breasted Nuthatch, Red Breasted Nuthatch, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Starling, Grackle, Crow, Red Tailed Hawk, Gull and Canada Goose Fly Overs

Fall 2012: American Robin, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Yellow Rumped Warbler, Cedar Waxwing, American Goldfinch, House Finch, House Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Tufted Titmouse, Black Capped Chickadee, White Breasted Nuthatch, Red Breasted Nuthatch, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Starling, Grackle, Crow, Red Tailed Hawk(2), Gull Fly Overs

Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005 HERE

12. Forest Hills Cemetery

Forest Hills Educational Trust, 95 Forest Hills Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, Cecily Miller, Director, 617-524-0128 CLICK FOR WEB SITE

White Crowned Sparrow

Eastern Screech Owl
(Gray Morph)

Spring  2014 Yellow Rumped Warbler, Tree Swallow, Chimmney Swift, American Robin, Crow, European Starling, Grackle, Red Winged Blackbird, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Chipping Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, White Breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Black Capped Chickadee, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Mourning Dove, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Hooded Merganser, Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, Double Crested Cormorant, Red Tailed Hawk, Great Horned,. (Snapping Turtle, Painted Turtle, Red Earred Slider Turtle)

Winter Dec 21, 2013-March 22, 2014 American Robin, Crow, European Starling, Grackle, Red Winged Blackbird, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Dark Eyed Junco, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, White Breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Black Capped Chickadee, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Hooded Merganser, Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, Double Crested Cormorant, Red Tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl (2). (Snapping Turtle, Painted Turtle, Red Earred Slider Turtle)

Fall 2013 Eastern Phoebe, Pine Warbler,  American Goldfinch, American Robin, Crow, European Starling, Grackle, Red Winged Blackbird, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Slate Colored Junco, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, White Breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Black Capped Chickadee, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Hooded Merganser, Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, Double Crested Cormorant, Red Tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl. (Snapping Turtle, Painted Turtle, Red Earred Slider Turtle)

Summer 2013 Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Phoebe, Pine Warbler, Yellow Warbler, American Robin, Crow, European Starling, Grackle, Red Winged Blackbird, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, Chipping Sparrow, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse, Black Capped Chickadee, Tree Swallow, Chimmney Swift, Wild Turkey, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Green Heron, Black Crowned Night Heron, Great Blue Heron, Double Crested Cormorant, Red Tailed Hawk, Osprey, Great Horned Owl. (Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly, Giant Swallowtail Butterfly, Snapping Turtle, Painted Turtle, Red Earred Slider Turtle)

Spring 2013 Black and White Warbler, Black Throated Blue Warbler, Yellow Rumped Warbler, Yellow Warbler, American Robin, Crow, European Starling, Grackle, Red Winged Blackbird, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Chipping Sparrow, House Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse, Black Capped Chickadee, Tree Swallow, Mallard Duck, Hooded Merganser (3), Canada Goose, Green Heron, Great Blue Heron, Double Crested Cormorant, Red Tailed Hawk, Coopers Hawk, Great Horned Owl (Nested two owlets)

Winter 2012 American Robin, Crow, European Starling, Blue Jay, Dark Eyed Junco, Downey Woodpecker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse, Mallard Duck, Hooded Merganser (3), Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron

Fall 2012 American Robin, Dark Eyed Junco, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Tufted Titmouse, Mallard Duck, Hooded Merganser, Bufflehead Duck, Wood Duck (2), Canada Goose, Double Crested Cormorant

Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005 HERE

13. Boston Nature Center

Boston Nature Center, Massachusetts Audubon Society, 500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan, MA 02126 Telephone 617-983-8500 CLICK FOR WEB SITE

August 3, 2014: American Robin, Blue Jay, Downey Woodpecker, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Eastern Kingbird, Crow, Chimney Swift, Mourning Dove, Northern Mockingbird, Mallard Duck (Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Cabbage White, Common Ringlet Butterflies)

September 2, 25, 2010 -- Blackpoll Warbler, Connecticut Warbler, Palm Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Cedar Waxwing, Crow, Common Grackle, European Starling, Blue Jay, Black-Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, American Robin, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Gray Catbird, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Red Tailed Hawk Gull Fly Overs (Cabbage White, Eastern Tailed-Blue, Clouded Sulpher, Pearl Crescent, Monarch Butterflies).

August 30, 2010 -- Warbling Vireo, American Red Start, Crow, Common Grackle, European Starling, Blue Jay, Black-Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Gray Catbird, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Red Tailed Hawk, Wild Turkey, Gull Fly Overs (Cabbage White Eastern Tailed-Blue, Clouded Sulpher, Red Spotted Purple Admiral, Monarch Butterflies).

November 12, 2009 -- Golden Crowned Kinglet, Crow, Fish Crow, European Starling, Blue Jay, Black-Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Goldfinch, Red Tailed Hawk, Gull Fly Overs. (Barred Owl reported late October)

August 9, 2009 -- Yellow Warbler, Cedar Waxwing, Baltimore Oriole, Tree Swallow, Crow, Common Grackle, European Starling, Blue Jay, Black-Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Gray Catbird, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Red Tailed Hawk, Wild Turkey, Gull Fly Overs (Black Swallow Tailed Butterfly).

May 12, 2009 -- Walk with Andrew Birch (Birthday) --  Bobolink, Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Magnolia Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Baltimore Oriole, Orchard Oriole (Adult and Immature), Tree Swallow, Crow, Common Grackle, Red Winged Blackbird, European Starling, Borwnheaded Cowbird, Blue Jay, Black-Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, White Crowned Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Gray Catbird, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Wild Turkey, Ringed Necked Pheasant, Killdeer (Family of 5), Gull Fly Overs.

Black and White Warbler

Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005 HERE

14. Franklin Park

Franklin Park Coalition, PO Box 302333, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Telephone (617) 442-4141 mail@franklinparkcoalition.org CLICK FOR WEB SITE

Prairie Warbler

Great Horned Owl click to see detailed web page HERE

Gray Catbird

Indigo Bunting click to see detailed web page HERE

Wood Duck see detailed web page HERE

Red Tailed Hawk click to see detailed web page HERE

Green Heron

Great Crested Flycatcher

Fall 2014: Yellow Rumped Warbler, Red Eyed Vireo, Warblering Vireo, American Robin, Eastern Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Wood Pewee, Great Crested Flycatcher, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Cedar Waxwing, White Throated Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Redwinged Blackbird, European Starling, Grackle, Crow, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Gray Catbird, Mockingbird, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Golden Crowned Kinglet, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Black Duck, Mallard Duck, Ruddy Ducks, Hooded Merganser,  Canada Goose, Double Creasted Cormorant, Red Tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Great Blue Heron, Wild Turkey, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Great Horned Owl, Gull Fly Overs (Spicebush, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Comma, Cabbage White Monarch, and Mourning Cloak Butterflies, Cottontailed Rabbits, Gray Squirrels, Chipmunks, Voles)

Summer 2014: Yellow Warbler, Red Eyed Vireo, Yellow Throat Vireo, Warblering Vireo, American Robin, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Wood Pewee, Great Crested Flycatcher, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Chimney Swift, Cedar Waxwing, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Brown Headed Cowbird, Baltimore Oriole, Redwinged Blackbird, European Starling, Grackle, Crow, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird, Mockingbird, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Golden Crowned Kinglet, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Black Duck, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Double Creasted Cormorant, Red Tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Turkey Vulture, Green Heron, Black Crowned Night Heron, Great Blue Heron, Wild Turkey, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Gull Fly Overs (Spicebush, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Comma, Cabbage White and Mourning Cloak Butterflies, Cottontailed Rabbits, Gray Squirrels, Chipmunks, Voles)

Spring 2014: American Redstart, Black and White Warbler, Black Throated Blue Warbler, Black Throated Green Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler. Blackpoll Warbler, Chestnutsided Warbler, Common Yellow Throat Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Nahville Warbler, Oven Bird, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow Rumped Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Blue Headed Vireo, Red Eyed Vireo, Yellow Throat Vireo, Warblering Vireo, Scarlet Tnager, American Robin, Eastern Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, Veery, Wood Thrush, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Wood Pewee, Great Crested Flycatcher, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Chimney Swift, Cedar Waxwing, Easern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, White Throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White Crowned Sparrow, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Rose Breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Buntiong, Brown Headed Cowbird, Baltimore Oriole, Redwinged Blackbird, European Starling, Grackle, Crow, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird, Mockingbird, Balck Billed Cuckoo, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Golden Crowned Kinglet, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, Black Duck, Mallard Duck, Hooded Merganser, Canada Goose, Double Creasted Cormorant, Red Tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Turkey Vulture, Green Heron, Great Blue Heron, Wild Turkey, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Gull Fly Overs (Spicebush, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Comma, Cabbage White and Mourning Cloak Butterflies, Cottontailed Rabbits, Gray Squirrels, Chipmunks, Voles)

Winter 2014: American Robin, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Dark Eyed Junco, White Throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch,  European Starling, Grackle, Crow, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Mockingbird, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Golden Crowned Kinglet, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Black Duck, Mallard Duck, Wood Duck, Hooded Merganser, Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, Red Tailed Hawk, Merlin, Killdeer, Gull Fly Overs (Cottontailed Rabbits, Gray Squirrels, Voles)

Fall 2013: Eastern Phoebe, Pine Warbler, American Robin, Wood Thrush, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Dark Eyed Junco, White Throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch,  European Starling, Grackle, Crow, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Mockingbird, Gray Catbird, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Black Duck, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Red Tailed Hawk, Osprey, Turkey Vulture, Great Blue Heron, Double Crested Cormorant, Gull Fly Overs ( Cottontailed Rabbits, Chipmunks, Gray Squirrels)

Summer 2013: Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood Pewee, Great Crested Flycatcher, Kingbird, Red Eyed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Pine Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Chimmney Swift, American Robin, Wood Thrush, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, House Wren, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch,  European Starling, Grackle, Red Winged Blackbird, Brown Headed Cowbird, Crow, Mourning Dove, Baltimore Oriole, Rock Dove, Brown Thrasher, Mockingbird, Gray Catbird, Wild Turkey, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Black Duck, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Red Tailed Hawk, Osprey, Eastern Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl, Turkey Vulture, Black Crowned Night Heron, Green Heron, Great Blue Heron, Double Crested Cormorant, Gull Fly Overs ( Cottontailed Rabbits, Chipmunks, Gray Squirrels; Eastern Tiger Swallowtailed, Red Admiral, Mourning Cloak, Cabbage White, Little Wood Satyr Butterflies)

Spring 2013: Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood Pewee, Great Crested Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Blue Headed Vireo. Red Eyed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, American Redstart, Black Throated Blue, Black Throated Green, Black and White Warbler, Canada Warbler, Cheastnutsided Warbler, Common Yellow Throat, Magnolia, Nashville Warbler, Northern Parula, Ovenbird, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow Rumped Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Wilson Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Chimmney Swift, American Robin, Hermit Thrush, Veery, Wood Thrush, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, House Wren, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, House Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, American Goldfinch, Rose Breasted Grosbeak, European Starling, Grackle, Red Winged Blackbird, Brown Headed Cowbird, Crow, Mourning Dove, Baltimore Oriole, Rock Dove, Brown Thrasher, Mockingbird, Gray Catbird, Wild Turkey, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Golden Crowned Kinglet, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Black Duck, Mallard Duck (30), Hooded Merganser, Green Winged Teal, Canada Goose, Spotted Sandpiper, Red Tailed Hawk, Eastern Screech Owl, Turkey Vulture, Black Crowned Night Heron, Green Heron, Great Blue Heron, Double Crested Cormorant, Gull Fly Overs ( Cottontailed Rabbits, Chipmunks, Gray Squirrels; Eastern Tiger Swallowtailed, Red Admiral, Mourning Cloak, Cabbage White, Little Wood Satyr Butterflies)

Winter 2012-2013: American Robin, Baltimore Oriole, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Starling, Grackle, Crow, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Mockingbird, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Golden Crowned Kinglet, Brown Creeper (2), White Breasted Nuthatch, Red Breasted Nuthatch (2), Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Black Duck, Ruddy Duck (3), Mallard Duck (30), Hooded Merganser, Canada Goose (300+), Cooper's Hawk, Red Tailed Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Double Crested Cormorant, Gull Fly Overs ( Cottontailed Rabbits, Chipmunks, Gray Squirrels)

Fall 2012: GreatHorned Owl (2), American Robin, Hermit Thrush, American Redstart, Blackpoll, Black Throated Green Warbler, Northern Parula, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow Rumped Warbler, Blueheaded Vireo, Scarlett Tanager, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, White Crowned Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Red Winged Blackbird, Starling, Grackle, Crow, Mockingbird, Gray Catbird, Eastern Towhee, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Golden Crowned Kinglet, White Breasted Nuthatch, Red Breasted Nuthatch, Downey Woodpecker, Hairy Woodecker, Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Black Duck, Ruddy Duck, Mallard Duck, Wood Duck, Pied Billed Grebe, Hooded Merganser, Canada Goose, Red Tailed Hawk, Broadwinged Hawk, Sharp Shined Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Double Crested Cormorant, Gull Fly Overs (Praying Mantis, Cabbage White Butterfly, Monarch Butterfly, Red Admieral Butterfly, Morning Cloak Butterfly, Question Mark Butterfly, Painted Turtle, Snapping Turtle, Cottontailed Rabbits, Chipmunks, Gray Squirrels)

Summer 2012: GreatHorned Owl (2), Screech Owl, American Robin, Wood Thrush, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, House Wren, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, Chimmney Swift, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood Pewee, Eastern Kingbird, Great Creasted Flycatcher, Brown Headed Cowbird, Red Winged Blackbird, Starling, Grackle, Crow, Mockingbird, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Belted Kingfisher, White Breasted Nuthatch,  Downey Woodpecker, Hairy Woodecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Wild Turkey, Red Tailed Hawk, Coopers Hawk, Black Crowned Night Heron, Great Blue Heron, Gull Fly Overs (Red Spotted Purple Admiral, Monarch Butterfly, Red Admieral Butterfly, Cabbage White Butterfly, Morning Cloak Butterfly, Eastern Comma Butterfly, Question Mark Butterfly, Painted Turtle, Snapping Turtle, Cottontailed Rabbits, Chipmunks, Gray Squirrels, Gray Fox, Coyote)

Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005 HERE

15. Columbia Road

The original Olmsted master plan included a Columbia Road parkway.


16. Neponset River Reservation

Wood land path along river bank and canoe launch at Ryan Park at Mattapan Square. Bike path from Central Ave to Milton Landing past old Bakers Chocolate Factory to Neponset River basin and Pope John Paul II Park. Salt water and fresh water marshes, lots of natural bird habitat.  Murals along bike path by Boston Natural Areas Network Youth Conservation Corps. CLICK FOR WEB SITE

Murals by Summer Youth Corps

Osprey - May 2009

White Tailed Deer 
(Young Buck)

Great Egret - April 2007

August 7, 2014: Fowl Meadow Trail - American Goldfinch, House Finch, Red Breasted Grosbeak, American Robin, Catbird, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Towhee, Crow, House Wren, Blue-Gray Natcatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood Pewee, Eastern Kingbird, Song Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Red-Eyed Vireo, Mourning Dove, Chimney Swift, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Canada Goose, Double Crested Cormorant, Red Tailed Hawk (Viceroy, Cabage White, Eastern Comma, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail, Pearl Crescent, Eyed Brown Butterflies. Ebony Jewlwing Damselfly, Meadow Hawk Dragonfly)

December 29, 2013-March 22, 2014 --  Milton Landing to Salt Marsh to Harbor --  Great Blue Heron, Crow, Blue Jay, American Robin, Snow Bunting, American Tree Sparrow, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Rock Dove, Black Capped Chickadee, Downey Woodpecker, Black Duck, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Bufflehead Duck, Common Goldeneye Duck, Common Merganser, Red Breasted Merganser, Common Loon, Herring Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Black Backed Gull, American Kestrel, Cooper's Hawk, Northern Harrier, Red Tailed Hawk, Merlin, Bald Eagle, Snowy Owl (Seal).

December 31, 2012-Jan 27, 2013 --  Milton Landing to Salt Marsh to Harbor --  Wild Turkey (6), Crow, Blue Jay, American Robin, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Redpoll, Rock Dove, Black Capped Chickadee, Downey Woodpecker, Black Capped Chickadee, Northern Cardinal, Black Duck, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Bufflehead Duck, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red Breasted Merganser, Common Loon, Herring Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Black Backed Gull, American Kestrel, Red Tailed Hawk.

March 6, 2011 --  Milton Landing to Salt Marsh to Harbor --  Crow, Grackle, Red Winged Blackbird, Blue Jay, American Robin, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Downey Woodpecker, Black Duck, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Brant Goose (47), Bufflehead Duck, Common Merganser, Red Breasted Merganser, Herring Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Black Backed Gull, Red Tailed Hawk.

January 23, 2011 --  Pope John Paul II Park --  Crow, Blue Jay, Song Sparrow, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Black Duck, Mallard Duck, Red Breasted Merganser, Bufflehead Duck, Common Elder, Brant Goose, Canada Goose, Herring Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Black Backed Gull

Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005 HERE

17. Dorchester Shores Reservation

Mailibu Beach, Victoria Road Park, Savin Hill Beach (designed by the Olmsted Brothers) are part of the continuous pathway and greenway system from Castle Island in South Boston to the Neponset River CLICK FOR WEB SITE

August 11. 2009 -- Neponset River to Savin Hill Beach -- American Goldfinch, Northern Cardinal, Gray Catbird, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, European Starling, Crow, Rock Dove, Canada Goose, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Double Crested Commorant, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black Backed Gull, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron

January 19, 2009 -- Neponset River to Savin Hill Beach -- Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, European Starling, Crow, Rock Dove, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Ruddy Duck, Common Golden Eye Duck, Red Breasted Merganser, Common Merganser, Common Elder, Double Crested Commorant, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black Backed Gull

September 30, 2008 -- Great Blue Heron, Kildeer at Savin Hill Beach

April 26, 2007 -- Bufflehead Duck, Mallard Duck, Northern Cardinal, House Sparrow, American Robin, Crow, European Starling, Common Grackle, Ring Billed Gull at Savin Hill Beach

April 26, 2006 -- Brant Geese at Savin Hill Beach

18. Carson Beach

Includes a pathway along the water to the Kennedy Library CLICK FOR WEB SITE


19. Castle Island

Includes Fort Independence, a pentagonal five-bastioned, granite fort built between 1834 and 1851. CLICK FOR WEB SITE

Great place to watch gulls drop clams from about 25 feet above beach rocks to break them open. Stop by Sullivan's for your own!

January 23, 2011-- Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Mallard Duck, Common Elder, Double Crested Commorant, European Starling, Rock Dove, Blue Jay.


July 24, 2008-- Double-Crested Cormorant, Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Common Tern, Mallard Duck, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Grackle, Rock Dove, Barn Swallow


April 26, 2007-- Double-Crested Cormorant, Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Mallard Duck, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Mocking Bird, European Starling, Rock Dove

April 26, 2006 -- Double-crested Cormorant, Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Mallard Duck, House Sparrow, Rock Dove

Black Backed Gull with Crab dinner on April 26, 2007

20. The Boston Harbor Walk

South Boston Section

The HarborWalk connects the public to a clean and restored Boston Harbor from the water's edge to the city's open space system streaching from the Esplanade to the Neponset River.

The Boston Harbor Association, 374 Congress Street, Suite 307, Boston, MA 02210 Tel: 617-482-1722 (P) - 617-482-9750 (F) mail@tbha.org CLICK FOR WEB SITE

Brant Goose

Red Breasted Merganser

Harp Seal sunning itself on docks in Boston Harbor near the Aquarium Jan-Feb 2009

Winter 2014 -- Christopher Columbus Park to Federal Court House -- Rock Dove, Blue Jay, European Starling, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Red Breasted Merganser, Common Loon, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Black Backed Gull, Double Creasted Cormorant, Broad Winged Hawk

Summer 2013 -- Christopher Columbus Park to Federal Court House -- Rock Dove, Blue Jay, European Starling, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Black Backed Gull, Double Creasted Cormorant

January 2013 -- Christopher Columbus Park to Federal Court House -- Rock Dove, European Starling, House Sparrow, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Common Elder, Red Breasted Merganser, Brant Goose, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Black Backed Gull, Double Creasted Cormorant

October 2012 -- Christopher Columbus Park to Federal Court House -- Black Capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Rock Dove, European Starling, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, White Crowned Sparrow, Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, Red Breasted Merganser, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Black Backed Gull, Double Creasted Cormorant

Janauary 23, 2011 -- Dorchester to South Boston --  European Starling, Rock Dove, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Bufflehead Duck, Red Breasted Merganser, Brant Goose, Canada Goose, Double Crested Cormorant, Common Elder, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black Backed Gull

Jelly fish near the New England Aquarium. May 22, 2005

Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005 HERE

21. The Boston Harbor Islands


Boston Light

Long and Moon Island Bridge

34-islands included in the National Park Area. CLICK FOR WEB SITE

Other web site with ferry schedules,virtual tours and history details:

Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands, 349 Lincoln St. #45 Hingham, MA 02043-1601  Tel: 781-740-4290 Email: info@fbhi.org  Web: http://www.fbhi.org

Thompson Island



Spcetacle Island



Geroges Island



Paddocks Island pathway and ruins


Summer 2014 -- Georges and Paddocks Islands -- Common Elder, Canada Goose, Mallard Duck, American Robin, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Crow, Grackle, European Starling, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Black Capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Cedar Waxwing, Northern Cardinal, Barn Swallow, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Wren, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Black Backed Gull, Double-Creasted Cormorant, Least Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Green Heron, Snowy Egret, Yellow Warbler, Wild Turkey, Ruby Throated Hummingbird

August 17, 2009 -- Georges and Paddocks Islands -- Common Elder, Canada Goose, Mallard Duck, American Robin, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Crow, Grackle, European Starling, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Black Capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Cedar Waxwing, Northern Cardinal, Barn Swallow, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Wren, Laughing Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Black Backed Gull, Double-Creasted Cormorant, Least Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Green Heron, Snowy Egret,  Canada Warbler, Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, American Woodcock. Rangers report owls, deer, gray fox, skunks, rabbits on islands.

June 25, 2008 -- Georges and Paddocks Islands -- Common Elder, Canada Goose, Mallard Duck, American Robin, Eastern Kingbird, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Crow, Grackle, European Starling, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Black Capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Cedar Waxwing, Northern Cardinal, Barn Swallow, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Wren, Common Tern, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Black Backed Gull, Double-Creasted Cormorant, Spotted Sandpiper, Green Heron, Snowy Egret, Black Crowned Night Heron, Common Yellow Throat Warbler, Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, American Woodcock. Rangers report owls, deer, gray fox, skunks, rabbits on islands.


Snowy Egret and Black Crowned Night Heron June 08

 

Common Elder Immature Sea Ducks and flock of Double Creasted Cormorants

November 19, 2006 -- Common Elder, Bufflehead Duck, Crow, Blue Jay, House Finch, Song Sparrow, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Black Backed Gull, Double-Creasted Cormorant

Female Bufflehead Duck at Boston Harbor Nov 2006

A. Charles River

Charles River Basin

Charles River and
Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Charles River Conservancy, EF Center Boston, One Education Street, Cambridge MA 02141 Phone (617) 619-2850 Email: crc@thecharles.org CLICK FOR WEB SITE

Charles River Watershed Association, 190 Park Road, Weston, MA 02493 Telephone: 781-788-0007 CLICK FOR WEB SITE

Millenium Park in West Roxbury has a boat launch for canoes, many hiking trails, and atheltic fields. Great place to watch swallows and hawks plus marsh birds and waterfowl.... lots of wildflowers, butterflies and reptiles...The walk from Brook Farm to Millenium Park is only 1 mile of flat terrain with lots of woodland and wet land wildlife...

Black Swallowtailed Butterfly

Details Click HERE

Great Blue Heron Nest

Details Click HERE

Summer 2014: Millennium Park and Charles River in West Roxbury- Brook Farm - Common Yellowthroat Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Great Creasted Flycatcher, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, American Robin, American Goldfinch, Northern Flicker, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Downey Woodpecker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Wild Turkey, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Great Blue Heron, Killdeer, Herring Gull, Ring Billed Gull (Mourning Cloak Butterfly, White Tailed Deer, Beaver)

Spring 2014: Millennium Park and Charles River in West Roxbury- Brook Farm - Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Downey Wood Pecker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Wild Turkey, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Herring Gull, Ring Billed Gull (Mourning Cloak Butterfly, White Tailed Deer, Beaver)

Winter 2014: Charles River Basin to BU Bridge - American Robin, Blue Jay, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, Grackle, European Starling, Mallard Duck, Red Breasted Merganser, Black Backed Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Doublecrested Cormorant

Winter 2014: Millennium Park and Charles River in West Roxbury- Belted Kingfisher, Carolina Wren, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Swan, Herring Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Red Tailed Hawk(Beaver)

Fall 2013: Millennium Park and Charles River in West Roxbury- Brook Farm -- Cooper's Hawk, Red Tailed Hawk, Common Yellow Throated Warbler, Yellow Rumped Warbler, Eastern Phoebe, Belted Kingfisher, American Robin, Blue Jay, Cardinal, European Starling, Grackle, Crow, Mourning Dove, Rock Dove, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Canada Goose, Mallard Duck, Great Egret, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, gull fly overs

Summer 2013: Charles River Basin to BU Bridge - American Robin, Blue Jay, Cedar Waxwing, Northern Mockingbird, American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Red Wing Blackbird, Grackle, European Starling, Black Backed Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Herring Gull, Doublecrested Cormorant (Cottontailed Rabbit)

Summer 2013 - Millennium Park and Charles River in West Roxbury- Brook Farm -- Black and White Warbler, Common Yellow Throated Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Phoebe, Great Creasted Flycatcher, Belted Kingfisher, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, American Robin, Eastern Bluebird, Wood Thrush, Blue Jay, Cardinal, Red Winged Blackbird, Boblink, European Starling, Grackle, Brown Headed Cowbird, Crow, Mourning Dove, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Field Sparrow, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Red Tailed Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Osprey, Canada Goose, Mallard Duck, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Wild Turkey, gull fly overs (Chipmunck, Gray Squirral, Cottontailed Rabbit. Beaver, Garden Snake, Painted Turtle, Peeers, Viceroy, Back Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies)

Spring 2013 -
Millennium Park and Charles River in West Roxbury- Brook Farm -- Black and White Warbler, Common Yellow Throated Warbler, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow Rumped Warbler, Blue Headed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Blue Gray Natchatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Great Creasted Flycatcher, Belted Kingfisher, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, American Robin, Eastern Bluebird, Wood Thrush, Blue Jay, Cardinal, Red Winged Blackbird, European Starling, Grackle, Brown Headed Cowbird, Crow, Mourning Dove, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Red Tailed Hawk, Canada Goose, Mallard Duck, Great Blue Heron, Wild Turkey, gull fly overs (Chipmunck, Gray Squirral, Beaver, Garden Snake, Painted Turtle)

Fall 2012 - Millennium Park and Charles River in West Roxbury- Brook Farm -- American Robin, Cardinal, Red Winged Blackbird, European Starling, Crow, Blue Headed Vireo, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Black Capped Chickadee, Song Sparrow, Canada Goose, Mallard Duck, Great Egret

Summer 2012 -
Millennium Park and Charles River in West Roxbury- Brook Farm -- Common Yellow Throat Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Eastern Wood Pewee, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested Flycatcher, Belted Kingfisher, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Bank Swallow, House Wren, Carolina Wren, American Robin, Eastern Bluebird, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Blue Jay, Downy Woodpecker, Red Bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, White Breasted Nuthatch, Northern Mockingbird, Gray Catbird, Northern Cardinal, Euorpean Starling, Grackle, Red Winged Blackbird, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Chipping Sparrow, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Red Tailed Hawk

Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005 HERE

B. Muddy River

Muddy River Restoration Project CLICK FOR WEB SITE

June 17, 2008 -- Yellow Warbler, Warbling Vireo, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Gray Catbird, Blue Jay,  Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmous, House Wren, Common Grackle, Red Winged Blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, European Starling, Brownd Headed Cowbird, Downy Woodpecker, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Eastern Kingbird, Tree Swallow, Rough Winged Swallow, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, Black Crowned Night Heron, Gull fly oversJanuary 13, 2008 -- Back Bay Fens and Riverway -- American Robin, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Crow, White Breasted Nuthatch, Euorpean Starling, Dark Eyed Junco, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Carolina Wren, Mallard Duck, Hooded Merganser, Canada Goose, Red Tailed Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Gull fly overs

May 10, 2008 -- Back Bay Fens bird walk with Sean Kent plus walk of Riverway -- Ruby Throated Hummingbird, American Redstart, Black and White Warbler, Common Yellow Throat Warbler, Northern Parula Warbler, Black Throated Green Warbler, Yellow Rumped Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Water thrush, Warbling Vireo, American Robin, Hermit Thrush, Veery Thrush, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Blue Jay,  Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmous, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, House Wren, Common Grackle, Red Winged Blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, European Starling, Brownd Headed Cowbird, Downy Woodpecker, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White Crowned Sparrow, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Tree Swallow, Rough Winged Swallow, Mallard Duck, Black Duck, Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Red Tailed Hawk, Gull fly overs

Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005 HERE

C. Neponset River

Neponset River Watershed Association, 2173 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021. Tel: 781-575-0354 Fax: 781-575-997 staff@neponset.org CLICK FOR WEB SITE

Neponset River Greenway, Greenway Council MassBike Representative: Doug Mink email dmink@massbike.org Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, 20 Park Plaza, Suite 528, Boston, Mass. 02116 phone: 617-542-BIKE (2453) | fax: 617-542-6755 CLICK FOR WEB SITE

Neponset River Greenway, Boston Natural Areas Network, 62 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110-1016,(ph) 617-542-7696 - (fax) 617-542-0383 info@bostonnatural.org WEB SITE HERE

Riverways Program, Department of Fish & Game, 251 Causeway St., Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114 (617) 626-1540 (main line), (617) 626-1505 (fax) WEB SITE HERE

August 7, 2014: Fowl Meadow Trail - American Goldfinch, House Finch, Red Breasted Grosbeak, American Robin, Catbird, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Downey Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Towhee, Crow, House Wren, Blue-Gray Natcatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood Pewee, Eastern Kingbird, Song Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Red-Eyed Vireo, Mourning Dove, Chimney Swift, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Canada Goose, Double Crested Cormorant, Red Tailed Hawk (Viceroy, Cabage White, Eastern Comma, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail, Pearl Crescent, Eyed Brown Butterflies. Ebony Jewlwing Damselfly, Meadow Hawk Dragonfly)

December 29, 2013-March 22, 2014 --  Milton Landing to Salt Marsh to Harbor --  Great Blue Heron, Crow (30), Blue Jay, American Robin, Carolina Wren, Cardinal, Snow Bunting, American Tree Sparrow, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White Throated Sparrow, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Black Capped Chickadee, Downey Woodpecker, Black Duck, Mallard Duck, Wood Duck,  Bufflehead Duck, Common Goldeneye Duck, Common Merganser, Red Breasted Merganser, Common Loon, Canada Goose, Herring Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Black Backed Gull, Cooper's Hawk, Northern Harrier, Red Tailed Hawk, Merlin, Bald Eagle, Snowy Owl (Seal)..

December 31, 2012-Jan 6, 2013 --  Milton Landing to Salt Marsh to Harbor --  Great Blue Heron, Wild Turkey (6), Crow, Blue Jay, American Robin, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Redpoll, Rock Dove, Black Capped Chickadee, Downey Woodpecker, Black Duck, Mallard Duck, Canada Goose, Bufflehead Duck, Common Merganser, Red Breasted Merganser, Common Loon, Herring Gull, Ring Billed Gull, Black Backed Gull, American Kestrel, Red Tailed Hawk.

Archived sightings 2009 HERE
Archived sightings 2008 HERE
Archived sightings 2007 to 2005 HERE



Emerald Necklace Bird Club Sighting Submission

 Email, call or write the Friends of Jamaica Pond with your bird sightings to:

Friends of Jamaica Pond, PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030

Telephone: 617-524-7070, Email: FrederickLawOlmsted@yahoo.com

 

Submit Your Bird Sightings to be posted on-line! Be sure to list location and dates of your sightings.

Email photographs to info@communityartsadvocates.org


Links and Resources:
    • Want to learn more about the birds in your city?  This project can help!  Written and narrated by high school students from Codman Academy Charter Public School, the Urban Bird Sounds Project is an audio guide to the songs and calls of urban birds.  It features descriptions of bird species, tips for remembering songs and calls, and a quiz to test your skills.  To listen online, download the podcast, and/or order a free CD please visit the web site. We hope you enjoy it... and good luck on the quiz!
  • New England Wildlife Center, 500 Columbian Street, South Weymouth, MA 02190 Telephone 781-682-4878 Has hospital for injured wildlife. Web site: http://www.newildlife.com Field Guides with photos, sound clips for birds, butterflies and mammals of New England at http://www.nenature.com

Oriole Project Data

Massachusetts Audubon Society

Report Number of Birds Seen: Males and Females

Report Number of Nests Seen: Acitive and Empty

File Report by August 15th

Details: http://www.massaudubon.org/oriole/

 

Friends of Jamaica Pond, Inc.

36 Perkins St., PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030
Telephone: 617-524-7070
Email: FrederickLawOlmsted@yahoo.com
TTY/MA RELAY 800-439-2370
www.FriendsOfJamaicaPond.org

Friends of Jamaica Pond

History and Annual Park Keeper Award

Frederick Law Olmsted a one-man play by Gerry Wright

Nature's Class Room: Environmental Education Projects

Environmental Research Projects

Forestry Protection Projects

Emerald Necklace Bird Club

Volunteer Stewardship Program

Calendar and Meetings and Press

Memberships and Donations

Links and Resources

Contact and Email Info


Emerald Necklace Bird Club Sightings By Park List
HERE
with links to individual park web sites

Emerald Necklace Bird Club Sightings By Date List
HERE

Emerald Necklace Bird Club Photo List HERE

Master Individual Bird List HERE
with links to online web field guides with songs, range maps and nesting information

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