Posted by: DarkEyedJunc0 | February 19, 2013

Winter Birding in New England

Just back from an awesome long weekend van trip with New Jersey Audubon to New England.
newburyport harbor light
Our leaders Scott and Linda were AWESOME (as always!!!) Great birds (despite a little stormy weather (which is great for gulling)…
Highlights include:

  • A very cooperative LeConte’s Sparrow was present in Concord, MA, and gave great looks, and did its “mouse” impression!

Lecontes in grass

  • A flock of 17 Pine Grosbeaks continue on Opportunity Way in Newburyport, MA, and were also very cooperative.

Pine Gros Trio

  • Great looks at Alcids such as Black Guillemot and Razorbills.
  • A beautiful Male King Eider was present off the Elks Club in Gloucester.
  • Multiple Common Eiders gave close looks.


  • Multiple Red-Necked and Horned Grebes were seen by the group.
  • Who can beat the “gulling?” Multiple Glaucous Gulls (including an adult seen two days in a row in New Hampshire)

adult Glaucous

  • Multiple Iceland Gulls in Gloucester.
  • A flock of about 50 White-Winged Crossbills entertained the group in Salisbury, MA.

WW crossbill

  • Common Redpolls remain a nemesis bird!  😦
A great time, beautiful scenery and great friends … can’t beat it.
To view the New Jersey Audubon Eco-Travel schedule, visit:
Good Winter Birding, all!


  1. Great pictures, Lisa! Thanks!

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