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Common Grackle

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Common Grackle
Ipswich River WS, Topsfield, MA

Lawrence's Warbler

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Lawrence's Warbler
Ordway Reservation, West Newbury, MA

Blackburnian Warbler

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Blackburnian Warbler
Crane Hill, Ipswich, MA

Bufflehead

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Bufflehead
Ipswich River WS, Topsfield, MA

Snowy Owl

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Snowy Owl
Crane Beach, Ipswich, MA

Canada Warbler

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Canada Warbler
Langford Pond, Rockport, MA

Egrets

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Egrets
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Green Heron

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Green Heron
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Lapland Longspur

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Lapland Longspur
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Northern Wheatear

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Northern Wheatear
Wachusett Reservoir, Sterling, MA

Ovenbird

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Ovenbird
Cedar Pond WS, Hamilton, MA

Piping Plover

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Piping Plover
Crane Beach, Ipswich, MA

Purple Sandpiper

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Purple Sandpiper
Halibut Point Reservation, Rockport, MA

Red-eyed Vireo

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Red-eyed Vireo
Atherton Connector, West Newbury, MA

White-faced Storm-Petrel

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White-faced Storm-Petrel
Georges Bank

Brown Thrasher

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Brown Thrasher
Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, MA

Ruddy Turnstone

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Ruddy Turnstone
Sandy Point State Reservation, Plum Island, MA

Yellow-rumped Warbler

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Yellow-rumped Warbler
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Ring-necked Pheasant

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Ring-necked Pheasant
Pikes Bridge, West Newbury, MA

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

American Golden Plover

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American Golden Plover
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Black Tern

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Black Tern
Sengekontacket Pond, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Brown Creeper

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Brown Creeper
Umbagog NWR, Errol, NH

Cedar Waxwing

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Cedar Waxwing
Washburn Family Forest, Clarksville, NH

Common Loon

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Common Loon
Grafton Pond, Grafton, NH

Least Tern

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Least Tern
Sandy Point State Reservation, Plum Island, MA

MacGillivray's Warbler

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MacGillivray's Warbler
Lexington Community Farm, Lexington, MA

Red Knot

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Red Knot
Sandy Point State Reservation, Plum Island, MA

Whimbrel

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Whimbrel
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Sharp-shinned Hawk

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Sharp-shinned Hawk
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

White-throated Sparrow

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White-throated Sparrow
Smith Pond, Enfield, NH

Harlequin Duck

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Harlequin Duck
Halibut Point Reservation, Rockport, MA

Northern Waterthrush

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Northern Waterthrush
Gull Pond, Wenham, MA

Common Merganser

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Common Merganser
Deer Island, Newburyport, MA

Veery

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Veery
Oxbow NWR, Harvard, MA

Wilson's Snipe

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Wilson's Snipe
Indian Stream Road, Pittsburg, NH

American Bittern

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American Bittern
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Golden-crowned Kinglet

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Golden-crowned Kinglet
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Pine Warbler

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Pine Warbler
Hamlin Reservation, Ipswich, MA

Black-throated Blue Warbler

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Black-throated Blue Warbler
Chubb Creek, Beverly Farms, MA

Brown Creeper

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Brown Creeper
Grafton Pond, Grafton, NH

Marbled Godwit

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Marbled Godwit
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Virginia Rail

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Virginia Rail
Ipswich River WS, Topsfield, MA

Wilson's Storm-Petrel

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Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Georges Bank

American Pipit

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American Pipit
Wachusett Reservoir, Sterling, MA

Savannah Sparrow

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Savannah Sparrow
Crane Beach, Ipswich, MA

Baltimore Oriole

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Baltimore Oriole
Coy Pond, Wenham, MA

Osprey

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Osprey
Sandy Point State Reservation, Plum Island, MA

Barred Owl

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Barred Owl
Great Bay NWR, Portsmouth, NH

Bay-breasted Warbler

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Bay-breasted Warbler
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Long-billed Dowitcher

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Long-billed Dowitcher
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Ruffed Grouse

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Ruffed Grouse
Nulhegan Basin, Silvio O. Conte NWR, Bloomfield, VT

Lark Sparrow

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Lark Sparrow
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Black-throated Green Warbler

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Black-throated Green Warbler
Homestead Trail 45, Essex, MA

Blue-winged Warbler

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Blue-winged Warbler
Martin H. Burnes WMA, Newbury, MA

Brant

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Brant
West Beach, Beverly Farms, MA

American Avocet

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American Avocet
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Bonaparte's Gull

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Bonaparte's Gull
Sandy Point State Reservation, Plum Island, MA

Wilson's Warbler

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Wilson's Warbler
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Great Crested Flycatcher

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Great Crested Flycatcher
Delmater Sanctuary, Rockport, MA

Hermit Thrush

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Hermit Thrush
Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, MA

Horned Lark

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Horned Lark
Sandy Point State Reservation, Plum Island, MA

Eurasian Wigeon

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Eurasian Wigeon
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Grasshopper Sparrow

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Grasshopper Sparrow
Pease Grasslands, Portsmouth, NH

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Saltmarsh Sparrow

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Saltmarsh Sparrow
Nelson's Island, Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ipswich River WS, Topsfield, MA

Chestnut-sided Warbler

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Chestnut-sided Warbler
Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, MA

Eastern Phoebe

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Eastern Phoebe
Ipswich River WS, Topsfield, MA

Indigo Bunting

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Indigo Bunting
Martin H. Burnes WMA, Newbury, MA

Red-breasted Merganser

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Red-breasted Merganser
Deer Island, Newburyport, MA

Marsh Wren

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Marsh Wren
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Nashville Warbler

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Nashville Warbler
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Wood Thrush

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Wood Thrush
Ipswich River WS, Topsfield, MA

Peregrine Falcon

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Peregrine Falcon
Parker River NWR, Plum Island, MA

Palm Warbler

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Palm Warbler
Ipswich River WS, Topsfield, MA

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