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Despite heavy rain, over the weekend- May 12th - May 13th , Mass Audubon's
Bird A thon teams spot 158 different bird species throughout Central Mass-
Bird a Bird A Thon is one of Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook’s annual
events designed to raise funds for important educations programs and
conservation projects. "Some groups have walk-athons and bike-a thons... we
have a bird a thon- we try to see as many different types of birds we can
possible see within a 24 hours period," explains Sanctuary Director Deb
Cary.

"It is quite amazing to see what we can find right here in our local area.
so much biological diversity is quite remarkable and encouraging from my
stand point." Cary stated and went on to express her thanks to all the
volunteers who helped out this year- the many birders who were out braving
the weather as well as the many volunteers who helped out back at the
Sanctuary such as the community service volunteers from South High School
who cooked and served pancakes.

The educational programs at the Sanctuary and out in the schools and city
parks, depend on donations to keep going. Cary goes on to say, "We like to
think Bird A thon is both educational and fun as well a fundraiser.
Donations are still needed for our upcoming summer programs. "

BIRDATHON 2006 SPECIES LIST FOR CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS
LYNCH WALKER SURNER HENNIN BERARD RASKU CHRIS+ FARNUM LILLER GUERIN
RE-THROATED LOON X
COMMON LOON X X X X
PIED-BILLED GREBE X
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT X X X X X X X
AMERICAN BITTERN X X
LEAST BITTERN X
GREAT BLUE HERON X X X X X X X X X X
GREAT EGRET X
GREEN HERON X X X
TURKEY VULTURE X X X X X
CANADA GOOSE X X X X X X X X X X
MUTE SWAN X X X X X
WOOD DUCK X X X X X X X X X
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK X X
MALLARD X X X X X X X X X X
GREEN-WINGED TEAL X
RING-NECKED DUCK X X
HOODED MERGANSER X X X X X
COMMON MERGANSER X X
OSPREY X X
BALD EAGLE X
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK X
COOPER'S HAWK X X
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK X
BROAD-WINGED HAWK X X X
RED-TAILED HAWK X X X X X
AMERICAN KESTREL X X
PEREGRINE FALCON X X
RUFFED GROUSE X X
WILD TURKEY X X X X X X X X
VIRGINIA RAIL X X X X
SORA X X
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER X
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER X
KILLDEER X X X X X X X X
GREATER YELLOWLEGS X X X X X X X X
LESSER YELLOWLEGS X X
SOLITARY SANDPIPER X X X X X
WILLET X
SPOTTED SANDPIPER X X X X X
LEAST SANDPIPER X X X X X
WILSON'S SNIPE X
AMERICAN WOODCOCK X X X X X X
RED PHALAROPE X
BONAPARTE'S GULL X
RING-BILLED GULL X X X X X X
HERRING GULL X X X X X
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL X X X
CASPIAN TERN X X
COMMON TERN X X
ROCK PIGEON X X X X X X X X
MOURNING DOVE X X X X X X X X X
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO X
E SCREECH OWL X
GREAT HORNED OWL X
BARRED OWL X X X
N SAW-WHET OWL X
WHIP-POOR-WILL X
CHIMNEY SWIFT X X X X X
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD X X X X X
BELTED KINGFISHER X X X X X X X X
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER X X X X X X
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER X
DOWNY WOODPECKER X X X X X X X X X
HAIRY WOODPECKER X X X X X X
N FLICKER X X X X X X X X X
PILEATED WOODPECKER X X
EASTERN WOOD PEEWEE X
ACADIAN FLY X
LEAST FLY X X X X
EASTERN PHOEBE X X X X X X X X X X
GREAT CRESTED FLY X
EASTERN KINGBIRD X X X X X X X X
YELLOW-THROATED V X X X
BLUE-HEADED V X X X X X X
WARBLING V X X X X X X
RED-EYED V X X X X
BLUE JAY X X X X X X X X X X
AMERICAN CROW X X X X X X X X X X
COMMON RAVEN X X X X X
TREE SWALLOW X X X X X X X X X
N ROUGH-WINGED SW X X X X X X X X
BANK SW X X X
CLIFF SW X
BARN SW X X X X X X X X X
BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE X X X X X X X X X X
TUFTED TITMOUSE X X X X X X X X X X
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH X X X
WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH X X X X X X X X X
BROWN CREEPER X X X X X X
CAROLINA WREN X X X X
HOUSE WREN X X X X X X X X X
WINTER WREN X X X
MARSH WREN X
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET X X
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET X X X X
BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER X X X X X X
EASTERN BLUEBIRD X X X
VEERY X X X X X X
BICKNELL'S THRUSH X
SWAINSON'S THRUSH X
HERMIT THRUSH X X X X X X X X
WOOD THRUSH X X X X X X X X X X
A ROBIN X X X X X X X X X X
GRAY CATBIRD X X X X X X X X X X
N MOCKINGBIRD X X X X X X X X
BROWN THRASHER X X X X X
EURO STARLING X X X X X X X X X X
CEDAR WAXWING X X X
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER X X X X X X X X
NASHVILLE W X X X X X X
N PARULA X X X X X
YELLOW W X X X X X X X X X X
CHESTNUT-SIDED W X X X X X X X X
MAGNOLIA W X X X X
BLACK-THROATED BLUE W X X X X X X
YELLOW-RUMPED W X X X X X X X X
BLACK-THROATED GREEN W X X X X X X X X X
BLACKBURNIAN W X X X X
PINE W X X X X X X X X
PRAIRIE W X X X X X X
PALM W X X X X
CERULEAN W X
BLACK AND WHITE X X X X X X X X
A REDSTART X X X X X X
WORM-EATING W X X
OVENBIRD X X X X X X X X X
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH X X X
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH X X X X
C YELLOWTHROAT X X X X X X X X X X
SCARLET TANAGER X X X X X
E TOWHEE X X X X X X X X
CHIPPING SPARROW X X X X X X X X X X
FIELD SPARROW X X X X X X X
SAVANNAH SPARROW X X X X X X X X
SONG SPARROW X X X X X X X X X X
SWAMP SPARROW X X X
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW X X X X X X X
DARK-EYED JUNCO X X X
N CARDINAL X X X X X X X X X X
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK X X X X X X X X X
INDIGO BUNTING X
BOBOLINK X X X X X X
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD X X X X X X X X X X
EASTERN MEADOWLARK X X X
COMMON GRACKLE X X X X X X X X X
BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD X X X X X X X X X X
ORCHARD ORIOLE X X X
BALTIMORE ORIOLE X X X X X X X X X X
PURPLE FINCH X X X X
HOUSE FINCH X X X X X X X X X
A GOLDFINCH X X X X X X X X X X
EVENING GROSBEAK X
HOUSE SPARROW X X X X X X X X


THE BIRDING TEAMS
LYNCH/CARROLL: QUABOG IBA/QUABBIN IBA/WACHUSET RESERVOIR IBA
WALKERS Barbara, Rick, Mike): DELANEY IBA
SCOTT SURNER/VAL MILLER: Quabbin park (QUABBIN IBA)
HENNINS (Lisa, Simon, Seth, Zoe): city of Worcester in part
(BLACKSTONE NATIONAL CORRIDOR IBA)
BERARDS 9Deb, Dan, Dan Jr.): Millbury, Sutton, Douglas (BLACKSTONE
NATIONAL CORRIDOR IBA)
RASKU (Bill Rasku, Kathy Mills, Jason Rasku): NASHUA RIVER IBA,
WACHUSET RESERVOIR IBA
Chris BUELOW and Chris ELLISON: East Quabbin IBA/WARE RIVER IBA
Sheryl FARNAM/John SHEA: Worcester in part (BLACKSTONE NATIONAL
CORRIDOR)/WACHUSET RES IBA
John LILLER/Kim KASTLER, LANE, SHAINHEIT etal: GRAFTON, UPTON,
NORTHBRDIGE, UXBRIDGE (Blackstone National Corridor)
Phil GUERIN and Paul ROBATAILLE: LEICESTER (Blackstone National
Corridor) and WACHUSET MOUNTAIN IBA


NON-BIRDLIFE: combined list: EASTERN COYOTE; MYOTIS sp; RIVER OTTER,
WHITE-TAILED DEER, RED SQUIRREL, GRAY SQUIRREL, EASTERN CHIPMUNK, BEAVER,
MUSKRAT, COTTONTAIL sp; EASTERN PAINTED TURTLE, RED EFT (hundreds); SPRING
PEEPER; AMERICAN TOAD, GREEN FROG, PICKEREL FROG, WOOD FROG, DEER TICK
(several); BLACK FLIES (gazillion), MOSQUITO sp (gazillion), several moth
species flying about in pouring rain; BLOOMS: Only the two Quabbin teams
noted blooms, and they found the same flower species: BLUETS, PURPLE
TRILLIUM, SESSILE BELLWORT, GOLDENTHREAD, DWARF-GINSENG, RUE ANEMONE, WOOD
ANEMONE, FRINGED POLYGALA (“Gay-wings”); WHITE BANEBERRY.




Deb Cary, Director
Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
414 Massasoit Rd.
Worcester, MA 01541
508 753-6087 ext 17
or cell 508 450 5590

Janice Schlickman, Visitor Services Coordinator
Mass Audubon - Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctury
414 Massasoit Rd. Worcester, Massachusetts 01604
508.753.6087 ext. 12

Website: www.massaudubon.org

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