|This is an annotated checklist of the 145 species of birds (as of May 2005)that I have observed at Institute Park during the past 9 years. Three forms of bird information are provided. For each species, general information such as frequency of occurrence, breeding status, location in the park, and behavior is first given in text format. For species whose occurence is regular enough to establish a trend, bar charts are also presented which show the pattern of annual occurence in a quantitative fashion. The third information format is photos of selected species. These video stills were taken by me (but not always in the park). An annotated map can be consulted for information about birding locations within the park. Birds observed on the WPI campus or Rural Cemetery adjacent to the park have also been included in the checklist.|
If you have questions or comments or want more information about the birds found at Institute Park, please contact me at email@example.com. This is also the address for submissions for the Central Massachusetts Bird Update.
Checklist updated March 4, 2002:
You can jump to a category of birds from the menu below, or browse the checklist starting from the beginning.