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

Two gull-billed terns were at South Beach in Chatham this week and another was seen at North Beach, also in Chatham.

Other birds at South Beach included 7 Hudsonian godwits, 8 whimbrel, 17 American oystercatchers, over 200 red knots, a dunlin, a western sandpiper, a lesser black-backed gull, 75 roseate terns, a Forster’s tern, and a peregrine falcon. Read More

Past Sightings

Eastern Massachusetts

Once again the avian excitement this week revolved around seabirds and shorebirds. This is near the peak of shorebird migration after all.

A sea watcher at Andrew’s Point in Rockport on Wednesday counted 120 Cory’s, 760 Great, 9 Sooty, and 40 Manx shearwaters; 11 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels; 910 Northern Gannets; 9 Red-necked Phalaropes; one Long-tailed Jaeger; an Atlantic Puffin; a Little Gull; and 16 Laughing Gulls. Last Sunday, in 90 minutes of seawatching from Race Point Beach (Provincetown) there were 1200 Cory’s Shearwaters, 38 Great Shearwaters, 35 Sooty Shearwaters, 20 Manx Shearwaters, 9 Northern Gannets, 1 Pomarine Jaeger, and 3 Parasitic Jaegers. Read More

Past Sightings

Western Massachusetts

Here are this week's bird sightings from the Voice of Audubon for western Massachsetts.

Two great egrets, a Virginia rail,  two black vultures and a dickcissel were seen in Longmeadow.

A little blue heron, a cliff swallow,  a vesper sparrow and a flyover dickcissel were reported in Hadley. Read More

Past Sightings