Bird Sightings: The Voice of Audubon

migrating flock © Richard Johnson, Mass Audubon
© Richard Johnson, Mass Audubon

The Voice of Audubon offers regular updates on birds sighted across the state to introduce you to the wide variety of species Massachusetts has to offer.

Below are the most recently published sightings.

Cape Cod

A little gull was seen on 9/24 at Race Point in Provincetown, where other recent sightings included 550 Cory’s shearwater, 50 great shearwaters, 95 sooty shearwaters, 115 Manx shearwaters, 2 American golden-plovers, 4 piping plovers, 11 red knots, 8 white-rumped sandpipers, 3 black-legged kittiwakes, 11 parasitic jaegers, a black tern, 3 Forster’s terns, and 10000 tree swallows. Read More

Past Sightings

Eastern Massachusetts

Hawks are still moving in good numbers, although the largest Broad-winged Hawk flights have now past.   Wachusett Mountain in Princeton continues to be one of the best vantage points for observing hawk migration.  This a good time to see decent numbers of Sharp-shinned Hawks, as well as the vanguard of Red-shouldered and Red-tailed Hawk migration.  Any day with cool conditions the night before and accompanying north or northwest winds the following day is likely to produce a significant movement of hawks right now.  Be particularly watchful from hill or mountaintops with a clear view of the northern horizon. Read More

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Western Massachusetts

A blue grosbeak has been seen off and on this week in the Arcadia Meadows of Northampton.

A grasshopper sparrow, a yellow-billed cuckoo and a marsh wren were reported in Pittsfield. Read More

Past Sightings