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

An oddly friendly sandhill crane hung out in some yard puddles just east of West Dennis Beach for a few days last week, last seen on the 18th.

A tricolored heron was once again seen at Morris Island causeway in Chatham this week. Read More

Past Sightings

Eastern Massachusetts

Among the migrants noted in increasing numbers this week were Double-crested Cormorants, Glossy Ibises, Virginia Rails, Laughing Gulls, American Kestrels, Blue-headed Vireos, Northern Rough-winged Swallows, Barn Swallows, Winter Wrens, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Hermit Thrushes, Palm, Pine, and Yellow-rumped  warblers, and Chipping and White-throated sparrows. Read More

Past Sightings

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