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MacGillivray’s Warbler

13 records

MARC numberSpecies#LocationCountyArrival dateDeparture dateObserversReport
1998-10MacGillivray's Warbler1"Lime Fields" just north of Cedar Grove CemeteryEssex10/5/9810/5/984
1998-21MacGillivray's Warbler1Boston Nature Center, MattapanSuffolk12/13/9812/13/984
1999-19MacGillivray's Warbler1Fenway Victory Gardens, BostonSuffolk11/28/9912/19/99R. Stymeist, D. Crockett (ph)5
2003-27MacGillivray's Warbler1736 Salem Street, Bradford [private home]Essex11/1/0311/3/038
2003-34MacGillivray's Warbler1east side of Cockeast Pond, WestportBristol11/27/0311/27/039
2005-47MacGillivray's Warbler1IpswichEssex11/1/0511/1/05Rick Heil11
2007-25MacGillivray's Warbler1Wing Island, BrewsterBarnstable10/22/0710/22/07S. Finnegan13
2012-125MacGillivray's Warbler1Fenway Victory Gardens, BostonSuffolk12/13/1212/23/12T. Factor*, ph. J. Trimble19
2013-046MacGillivray's Warbler1Crooked Lane Fields, LakevillePlymouth12/29/1312/31/13ph. M. Faherty*19
2017-069MacGillivray's Warbler1Nauset Heights Rd., OrleansBarnstable9/18/179/18/17Maili Waters†*, Sean Williams†* (ph)22
2017-070MacGillivray's Warbler1Honey Pot, HadleyHampshire11/12/1711/17/17Ted Gilliland* (ph)22
2017-068MacGillivray's Warbler1Dunback Meadows, LexingtonMiddlesex9/17/179/17/17Marj. Rines*22
2009-60MacGillivray's Warbler1Fenway Victory Gardens, BostonSuffolk11/17/0912/16/09Paul Peterson*, Jeremiah Trimble (ph), Margo Goetschkes (ph), Ryan Schain (ph)23


Rather surprisingly, this western oporornis warbler has been recorded at least eighteen times in Massachusetts, with all records being from early autumn to winter. With at least 3 records, the Boston area is clearly one of the best places along the east coast to look for this bird. With only another dozen or so records in the remainder of the northeast, it remains rather unclear why Massachusetts birders can enjoy fairly regular sightings of this western stray.