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Brown-chested Martin

MARC number#LocationCountyArrival dateDeparture dateObserversReport
1983-041South Monomoy IslandBarnstable06/12/8306/12/83Petersen, Nikula, Holt13
2009-231Cumberland Farms, MiddleboroPlymouthM. Iliff* (ph), J. Trimble* (ph)14

The first North American record of Brown-chested Martin, seen here (ph. W. Petersen), occurred on 12 June 1983. The bird was seen and photographed on Monomoy Island, Barnstable.

The second Massachusetts record of Brown-chested Martin, seen here (ph. J. Trimble), was discovered at Cumberland Farms in Middleboro, Plymouth on 12 October 2009. It lingered until 14 October and was seen by many observers.