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 Franklin’s gull was seen at Race Point in Provincetown this week. Two different rare geese made appearances this week in flocks of Canada geese: a very rare pink-footed goose was photographed flying past Crosby Beach in Brewster, and a cackling goose was photographed flying past at Race Point in Provincetown. Read more

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Eastern Massachusetts

Several interesting reports from Parker River Refuge on Plum Island this week included 4 Northern Shovelers, 11 Common Mergansers, a Rough-legged Hawk, 4 Ruddy Turnstones, a Northern Saw-whet Owl, an Orange-crowned Warbler, and 15 Red Crossbills. Read more

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Western Massachusetts

A brant has been lingering on the campus pond at the University of Massachusetts. A Bonaparte’s gull was seen on Pontoosuc Lake and two were seen at the southern end of the Quabbin Reservoir. Single Iceland gulls were reported in Northampton and at Turners Falls. Read more

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