Back Bay Birding by Boat on The Osprey - Monday, August 5th, 2013

Great trip aboard the Osprey for this Back Bay Birding by Boat tour for CMBO. Both scoters (Surf and Black) have returned, and our basic plumage Common Loon is still hanging in there. We watched a juvenile American Oystercatcher being fed by its parent near the Snow/Bumblebee plant, where a molting Red Knot was feeding with a Black-bellied Plover. Leaders: Bob Lubberman and Dave Lord.
29 species

Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  25
Great Blue Heron  6
Great Egret  21
Snowy Egret  11
Glossy Ibis  1
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  25
Osprey  70
Clapper Rail  10
Black-bellied Plover  17
Semipalmated Plover  6
American Oystercatcher  12
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Willet  20     All western
Ruddy Turnstone  18
Red Knot  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  45
Least Sandpiper  10
Short-billed Dowitcher  17
Laughing Gull  2000
Herring Gull  40
Great Black-backed Gull  23
Least Tern  9
Common Tern  31
Forster's Tern  6
American Crow  21
Tree Swallow  11
Boat-tailed Grackle  14

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