Bird Photos Taken in Massachusetts 2015 through 2017 by Eva

I photographed 165 avian species in MA in 2017, 138 in 2016, 111 in 2015 and 263 this century. My high water mark since I started keeping these records in 2010 had been 164 in 2013, when Herman was still alive. So I topped that in 2017, thanks to Ida and Molly and being retired. The pictures are of uneven quality but then so were the sightings. I am constrained by a self-imposed rule to showcase only species not given the limelight on my 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014 pages. My husband, Herman D'Entremont, the real birder in the family, died January 8, 2015. It turned out he converted me into a novice birder: I kept going birding with my camera.

There is a photo collection spreadsheet in Excel and in html, naming which species were in each set.

I contend that glancing at the 31 birds showcased on this page, together with clicking around a bit in the list of the 84 unshowcased species below those, gives an overview of the variety of avian species that novice birders can see in MA (especially if they hang out with good birders or go on Brookline Bird Club walks). Another way to get an overview is to glance through the 211 showcased species in my six MA pages, without even clicking on anything.

Anser albifrons Spiza americana Nyctanassa violacea Grus canadensis
Greater White-fronted Geese Dickcissel Yellow-crowned Night-heron Sandhill Crane

Setophaga tigrina Setophaga ruticilla Setophaga cerulea Cardellina canadensis
Cape May Warbler American Redstart Cerulean Warbler Canada Warbler

enaida macroura Setophaga caerulescens Catharus fuscescens
Blue-headed Vireo Black-throated Green Blue-winged Warbler

Setophaga castanea Corvus corax Aix sponsa
Bay-breasted Warbler Common Raven female Wood Duck

Gallinago delicata Larus fuctus Gelochelidon nilotica
Canvasback Redhead female Ruddy Duck

Tringa solitaria Calidris melanotos Arenaria interpres
Solitary Sandpiper Pectoral Sandpipers Ruddy Turnstones

Coccyzus erythropthalmus Limosa fedoa Troglodytes aedon Coccothraustes vespertinus
Black-billed Cuckoo Marbled Godwit House Wren Evening Grosbeak

Myiarchus cinerascens Lanius excubitor Melospiza lincolnii Passerculus sandwichensis
Ash-throated Flycatcher Northern Shrike Lincoln's Sparrow Savannah Sparrow

Sturnella magna Falco columbarius Megaceryle alcyon
Eastern Meadowlark Merlin Belted Kingfisher

A sampling of other avian species, in taxonomic order (unlike the thumbnails above):


Non-avian MA wildlife, stills

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Birding Nantucket for awhile there,annually at New Year's

Birding Phoenix 2018
Birding San Diego, Tecate MX, and the Salton Sea 2017
Birding Ireland 2016
Birding Montana, Wyoming and northern Utah 2015
Birding Hawaii 2012
Birding Arizona 2010
Birding Utah 2009
Birding Guatemala 2008
Birding Kansas 2008
Birding Mexico 2007
Birding Florida 2006
Birding Texas 2005
Birding Panama 2005
Birding Belize 2002
Birding Colorado 2001
Birding Ecuador 1999
Birding Trinidad 1998
Birding Peru June 1995

2014 Christmas Card featuring the red-headed woodpecker and snowy owl

Sketches of birds and other animals made at the Harvard Museum of Natural History from stuffed models.

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Last revised: December 10, 2018