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Bird Observations

Date Range:
Jan-Dec, 1900-2022

**Back Bay NWR

Updated ~15 hr(s) ago.

328 species (+66 other taxa) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type)
Brant
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
goose sp.
Mute Swan
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
Garganey
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Mallard
Mallard (Domestic type)
American Black Duck
Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)
Mallard/American Black Duck
White-cheeked Pintail
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
dabbling duck sp.
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Tufted Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Greater/Lesser Scaup
Aythya sp.
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Surf/Black Scoter
scoter sp.
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
duck sp.
Northern Bobwhite
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed/Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird
hummingbird sp.
King Rail
Clapper Rail
King/Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail
Rallus sp.
Sora
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Purple Gallinule
Yellow Rail
rail/crake sp.
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plover
Black-bellied Plover/golden-plover sp.
Northern Lapwing
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Killdeer
Upland Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper
Sanderling
Dunlin
Baird's Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Semipalmated/Western Sandpiper
peep sp.
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
American Woodcock
Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Red Phalarope
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs
shorebird sp.
Great Skua
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
jaeger sp.
Dovekie
Razorbill
Black Guillemot
alcid sp.
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Black-headed Gull
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Little Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Larus sp.
gull sp.
Least Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Common/Arctic Tern
Forster's Tern
Common/Forster's Tern
Sterna sp.
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
tern sp.
Black Skimmer
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
loon sp.
Yellow-nosed Albatross
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Leach's Storm-Petrel
storm-petrel sp.
Sooty Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
shearwater sp.
Wood Stork
Magnificent Frigatebird
frigatebird sp.
Brown Booby
Northern Gannet
Great Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Great/Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
white egret sp.
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Black-crowned/Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
heron sp.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Swallow-tailed Kite
Mississippi Kite
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter sp.
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Buteo sp.
hawk sp.
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Barred Owl
Short-eared Owl
owl sp.
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hairy Woodpecker
Downy/Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
woodpecker sp.
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
falcon sp.
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)
Least Flycatcher
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Empidonax sp.
Eastern Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Gray Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.)
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red-eyed Vireo
Black-whiskered Vireo
vireo sp.
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
crow sp.
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Horned Lark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Cliff Swallow
swallow sp.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Red-breasted Nuthatch