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

The continuing brown booby was reported from Nauset Beach in Orleans and Race Point in Provincetown this week.

An unusual influx of northern fulmars, normally difficult to see from land in these parts, added to the amazing display of seabirds off Provincetown and Truro that has been ongoing since the spring. Read More

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Eastern Massachusetts

Increasingly the remarkable concentrations of seabirds off Provincetown are being joined by great flocks of southward migrating scoters, Red-breasted Mergansers, and a variety of other sea duck species.  With persistent northerly and northeasterly winds, these waterfowl flights can sometimes be spectacular at this time of year, especially when they are joined by flocks of migrating loons, Northern Gannets, and lesser numbers of other seabird species.  Get to the coast while the weather is inclement to witness these dramatic movements at their best! Read More

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Western Massachusetts

Two brant were seen flying over the southern end of the Quabbin Reservoir.

Four American golden plovers were found at the Orange Airport.

Two northern saw-whet owls, two snow geese and a gray-cheeked thrush were reported in central area of the Quabbin Reservoir. Read More

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