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Bird Observer. A Birder's Guide to Eastern Massachusetts.

A Birder's Guide to Eastern Massachusetts
A Birder's Guide to Eastern Massachusetts
Bird Observer
ABA Birdfinding Guide
Forster, Richard A.
American Birding Association, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1878788086 (Paperback)
Van Dusen, Barry W. & Janet L. Heywood (black & white drawings and maps)
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
birdfinding guide, birding, Massachusetts
English (en)
From the Book Cover
After your field guide is packed and you've grabbed your binoculars, the next most important item to take along when you go out birdwatching in the eastern part of Massachusetts is A Birder's Guide to Eastern Massachusetts. Written by local experts for residents and visitors alike, this essential guide is designed to help you find the most birds at dozens of the very best coastal and inland locations. Twenty-three chapters with mile-by-mile route instructions and accurate maps guide you through these prime birding areas. Information about birds' habitats, preferred habitat, seasonality, and hundreds of other tips—from those who know them best—will help to make your birding trip a success!
Birding hotspots detailed include Plum Island, Newburyport, Quabbin Reservation (3 chapters), Cape Ann, Cape Cod (4 chapters), Nantucket Island, Martha's Vineyard, and Greater Boston (3 chapters). Informative appendices on hawkwatching and pelagic birding, together with the essential seasonal bar-graphs and a Specialties section, are all designed to give you a complete picture of birdlife in eastern Massachusetts. Most chapters—now thoroughly revised and brought up-to-date—first appeared as articles in Bird Observer.
A Birder's Guide to Eastern Massachusetts tells you different locations where you can find such wonderful birds as Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus), Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica), Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima), Common Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus), Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides), Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii), Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca), Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus), and Seaside Sparrow (Ammospiza maritima).
This book is the sixth volume in the new series of ABA Birdfinding Guides.
My Summary
Area covered is Massachusetts East of and including the Quabbin Reservoir.
Summary from American Birding Association
A comprehensive guide to coastal and inland birding locales compiled by a core of birders around Bird Observer, a Boston-based regional magazine. Areas covered include Cape Cod, Cape Ann, Nantucket Island, Martha’s Vineyard, Monomoy, Newburyport, Sudbury River Valley, Quabbin Reservoir, Plum Island, the Greater Boston area, and many more. Each chapter offers detailed birding and route instructions as well as at least one excellent, detailed map. Barry Van Dusen illustrated the guide. Special sections cover hawkwatching and pelagic birding. Specialties section and seasonal occurrence/relative abundance bar-graphs complete the birding information. Excerpt in August 1994 Birding.
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