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MacGillivray’s Warbler

9 RECORDS
MARC number#LocationCountyArrival dateDeparture dateObserversReport
1998-101“Lime Fields” just north of Cedar Grove CemeteryEssex10/5/199810/5/19984
1998-211Boston Nature Center, MattapanSuffolk12/13/199812/13/19984
1999-191Fenway Victory Gardens, BostonSuffolk11/28/199912/19/1999R. Stymeist, D. Crockett (ph)5
2003-271736 Salem Street, Bradford [private home]Essex11/1/200311/3/20038
2003-341east side of Cockeast Pond, WestportBristol11/27/200311/27/20039
2005-471IpswichEssex11/1/200511/1/2005Rick Heil11
2007-251Wing Island, BrewsterBarnstable10/22/200710/22/2007S. Finnegan13
2012-1251Fenway Victory Gardens, BostonSuffolk12/13/201212/23/2012T. Factor*, ph. J. Trimble19
2013-0461Crooked Lane Fields, LakevillePlymouth12/29/201312/31/2013ph. M. Faherty*19

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.