Southboro Open Land Foundation

people looking over meadow at sunset

Bird Walk with Jeff Collins

Published on May 18, 2013 by Eileen Samberg

A group of early risers joined Massachusetts Audubon’s Jeff Collins at Beals Preserve on May 18, 2013, to learn about birds in the Southborough area. In comparison to previous walks, we saw fewer species because a spring weather pattern shifted migration to this Midwest this  year. Nevertheless, a variety of species were observed including a Chimney Swift, American Goldfinch, American Robin, Baltimore Oriole, Barn Swallow, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Bobolink, Common Grackle, Common Yellowthroat, Comorant, Eastern Kingbird, Gray Catbird, Great Blue Heron, Great Crested Flycatcher, Green Heron, House sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, Red-tailed hawk, Red-winged Blackbird, Song Sparrow, Tree Swallow, and a Yellow Warbler. A  Black-capped Chickadee, Blue-winged Warbler, Northern Parula Warbler, Overnbird, and Yellow Warbler were heard, but not seen.