Bird Observer: The Birding Journal for New England

Bird Observer

The Birding Journal for New England

October 2016

Vol. 44, No. 5

Bird Sightings: May-June 2016

Seth Kellogg, Marjorie W. Rines, and Robert H. Stymeist

The first week of May barely got into the fifties, stalling migration, but in the second week temperatures increased, and on May 8 birders all over the state experienced the first wave of May migrants. The high for the month reached 92° in Boston on May 28. The last week of the month was warm, bringing another wave of late migrants. The drought continued with just 2.83 inches of precipitation, nearly an inch below the average.


King Rail, Burrage Pond WMA, by David Clapp

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Waterfowl through Alcids

Cuckoos through Finches