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 Brookline Bird Club “Extreme Pelagic” to the continental shelf waters 100 miles south of Nantucket this weekend produced some excellent birds despite difficult seas. Highlights over the two day trip included up to 3 black-capped petrels, a red-billed tropicbird, a white-faced storm petrel, a state record total of 100 Audubon’s shearwaters, 7 band-rumped storm petrels, 46 Leach’s storm-petrels, a south polar skua, 2 long-tailed jaegers, 350 red-necked phalaropes, and 9 red phalaropes, plus a whale shark, and both bottlenose and spotted dolphins. Read More

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Eastern Massachusetts

Numbers of seabirds, the first migrating raptors, numerous shorebirds, and an increasing scattering of migrating songbirds are dominating the birding scene these days. Read More

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Western Massachusetts

A black tern and a greater scaup have been seen off the Winsor Dam at the south end of the Quabbin Reservoir.

A black-crowned night-heron, a great egret, a pectoral sandpiper, a semipalmated sandpiper and a greater yellowlegs were reported in Pittsfield. Read More

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