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

Swallow-tailed kites were reported from Orleans on the 13th and Yarmouth on the 15th.

Two tricolored herons were at the Morris Island causeway in Chatham over the weekend.

A black vulture and a king eider were seen at Provincetown Harbor over the weekend. Other sightings in Provincetown included 2 rusty blackbirds at the Beech Forest, a Pacific loon and a black guillemot at Herring Cove, and 2 Manx shearwaters, 50 razorbills, a glaucous gull, and 14 Iceland gulls at Race Point. Read More

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Eastern Massachusetts

Spring migrants noted in increasing numbers this week included Red-throated Loons, Horned Grebes, Great Egrets, Turkey Vultures, Piping Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Greater Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpipers, Wilson Snipes, American Kestrels, Eastern Phoebes, Northern Rough-winged Swallows, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Hermit Thrushes, Palm Warblers, Pine Warblers, and Chipping, Field, Fox, and White-throated sparrows. Read More

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Western Massachusetts

Migrating waterfowl still hold the stage in the valley with flocks of up to thousands of Canada Geese being seen. Also being reported are snow geese, American wigeon, northern pintail, blue-winged teal, bufflehead, and double-crested cormorant.

Sizable flocks of ring-necked ducks, hooded merganser, and common merganser are also being seen. Read More

Past Sightings