The Backshore Bird Blog

April-May 2017 Bird Sightings

Spring was slow in its arrival, but many new birds from the south are already here and most of our winter residents that breed off island, are gone – except for a few stragglers such as the Black Scoters, White-winged Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, and the Common Loon. Our year round Backshore residents, the Common Eiders, are finding partners and nesting in bushes along the shoreline – hopefully safe from predators. For detailed sightings of Peaks Island birds during April and through mid-May, please go to Michael’s 2017 Bird List. On April 12 Rhonda spotted and reported on PI Neighbor a very noteworthy pair of dabbling ducks – Northern Shovelers (Anas clypeata). At first sight male shovelers

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