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

Sightings from Race Point and Hatches Harbor in Provincetown included a black-headed gull, a little gull, a black skimmer, 90 Bonaparte’s gulls, 2 Royal terns, 115 least terns, 2 black terns, 9 Arctic terns, 35 roseate terns, and 650 common terns. Read more

Past Sightings

Eastern Massachusetts

Seabirds and shorebirds continue to headline summer birding activity right now. Boat trips going out of practically every Massachusetts port are reporting good numbers of shearwaters offshore at the moment, with Cory’s Shearwaters seemingly being the most numerous, followed by Great, Sooty, and Manx shearwaters. Wilson’s Storm-Petrels are also being seen in good numbers as well. Read more

Past Sightings

Western Massachusetts

Six upland sandpipers were seen in the Westover Grasslands at the end of West Road in Ludlow. Two red-headed woodpeckers continue to be reported in Longmeadow. A great egret was seen in Springfield and a snowy egret was reported in Longmeadow. Wilson’s snipe continue to be seen in Hadley. Read more

Past Sightings