MacGillivray’s Warbler

15 records

MARC numberSpecies#LocationCountyArrivalDepartureObserversReport
1977-04MacGillivray's Warbler1Dunback Meadows, LexingtonMiddlesex11/13/197711/30/1977Bob Stymeist*, Philip Martin*, Simon Perkins (ph)24
1998-10MacGillivray's Warbler1"Lime Fields" just north of Cedar Grove CemeteryEssex10/5/199810/5/19984
1998-21MacGillivray's Warbler1Boston Nature Center, MattapanSuffolk12/13/199812/13/19984
1999-19MacGillivray's Warbler1Fenway Victory Gardens, BostonSuffolk11/28/199912/19/1999R. Stymeist, D. Crockett (ph)5
2003-27MacGillivray's Warbler1736 Salem Street, Bradford [private home]Essex11/1/200311/3/20038
2003-34MacGillivray's Warbler1east side of Cockeast Pond, WestportBristol11/27/200311/27/20039
2005-47MacGillivray's Warbler1IpswichEssex11/1/200511/1/2005Rick Heil11
2007-25MacGillivray's Warbler1Wing Island, BrewsterBarnstable10/22/200710/22/2007S. Finnegan13
2009-60MacGillivray's Warbler1Fenway Victory Gardens, BostonSuffolk11/17/200912/16/2009Paul Peterson*, Jeremiah Trimble (ph), Margo Goetschkes (ph), Ryan Schain (ph)23
2012-125MacGillivray's Warbler1Fenway Victory Gardens, BostonSuffolk12/13/201212/23/2012T. Factor*, ph. J. Trimble19
2013-046MacGillivray's Warbler1Crooked Lane Fields, LakevillePlymouth12/29/201312/31/2013ph. M. Faherty*19
2017-068MacGillivray's Warbler1Dunback Meadows, LexingtonMiddlesex9/17/20179/17/2017Marj. Rines*22
2017-069MacGillivray's Warbler1Nauset Heights Rd., OrleansBarnstable9/18/20179/18/2017Maili Waters*, Sean Williams* (ph)22
2017-070MacGillivray's Warbler1Honey Pot, HadleyHampshire11/12/201711/17/2017Ted Gilliland* (ph)22
2020-013MacGillivray's Warbler1Manomet, Inc., ManometPlymouth4/29/20204/29/2020Evan Dalton* (au), Alan Kneidel (ph), Trevor Llyod-Evans, Lisa Schibley (au), Sean Williams (ph, au)24


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.