From May 20-22, Otter Creek Audubon Society members had a little adventure out of state to Plum Island, Massachusetts, in search of migrating and coastal birds. Most of our time over the three days was spent at the remarkable Parker River National Wildlife Refuge visiting its various beaches, wetlands and upland habitats. We also visited other sites and preserves around the beautiful Newburyport area. In all, we collectively tallied 107 species some of the highlights being Piping Plover, Purple Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone, Common Eider, Brant, and large numbers of various Warblers. Also fun, and attesting to the high quality of birding in the area, was running into numerous other Vermont birders visiting of their own accord. A special thanks goes out to OCAS board members Diana Carter and Carol Ramsayer for doing such a great job organizing the trip for us and making it such an enjoyable trip for all of us.

– Ron Payne

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