Winter Birds of Squantum Point Park, Quincy

Updated, February 5, 2018—

Much thanks to Les Tyrala and Steve Olanoff who led the Winter Birds of Squantum Point Walk on Sat., Feb 3. The following birds were seen:

Brant (Wollaston Beach) 13
Canada Goose (Wollaston Beach) 5
Black Duck 2
Common Eider 18
Bufflehead 9
Common Goldeneye 13
Red breasted Merganser (males displaying) 12
Common Eider 22
Common Loon (distant) 1
Grebe sp. 1
White-winged Scoter 4
Scoter sp. 2
Ruddy Turnstone (Wollaston Beach) 4
Herring Gull 27 (most at Wollaston Beach)
Rock Pigeon 16 (Wollaston Beach)
American Crow 4
Dark-eyed Junco 3 (along the dock rip-rap)


EVENT: Winter Birds of Squantum Point Park, Quincy
Saturday, February 3 from 1 pm – 2 pm
(Rain/Snow date: Sunday, February 4 2 pm-3 pm)

Rafts of seabirds, including eider and brant are a common sight during the winter months in Quincy. Join us at Squantum Point Park as we take a closer look at the ducks and seabirds that weather New England winters. Bring binoculars if you have them. We will have some loaner pairs available.

Meet at the white shelter by the pier at Squantum Point parking lot in Quincy. From Quincy Shore Drive, turn onto East Squantum Street. Turn left onto Victory Road in Marina Bay. Proceed straight through the first rotary and take the next left on the Haul Road to Squantum Point.

This is a free program. All are welcome.

Call 617-698-1802, ext. 3 for weather updates or visit www.mass.gov/dcr Reasonable accommodations available. For questions regarding accessibility, please email Maggi.Brown@state.ma.us in advance.

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