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 American avocet has been in Nauset Marsh in Eastham/Orleans since the 20th, and other reports there included a royal tern and a stilt sandpiper.

A Sandwich tern was seen again at the south end of Nauset Beach, aka North Beach, Chatham. Other sightings there included 175 red knots and 150 roseate terns. Read More

Past Sightings

Eastern Massachusetts

The intense seabird activity of the last month or two continued this week with many of the birds still concentrated along the backside of Cape Cod.  Both Cory’s and Great shearwaters continue to head the list in abundance, but good numbers of Sooty and Manx shearwaters and Wilson’s Storm-Petrels are present as well. In addition large numbers of Common and Roseate terns are increasingly joining the feeding seabird flocks as their numbers continue to build up prior to their September departure for South America for the winter. Read More

Past Sightings

Western Massachusetts

A little blue heron was found at Wild Acres Park in Pittsfield. A lesser yellowlegs and a pectoral sandpiper were on Silver Lake in Pittsfield. A Virginia rail, a yellow-billed cuckoo and a marsh wren were on Lake Wallace in Belchertown. Read More

Past Sightings