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

Access to the traditional shorebird spots on South Beach in Chatham are difficult this year due to the new channel configuration, but a few birders are getting around by kayak to the hard to reach shorebird honey holes. A July 25 trip to Minimoy Island, which is just west of South Monomoy, produced 9 Hudsonian godwits, 200 short-billed dowitchers, 20 red knots, and a black tern. Read More

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Eastern Massachusetts

Once again interesting pelagic species and increasing numbers of migrating shorebirds dominated the birding scene this week.  Some of the shorebird species that will likely be nearing their peak numbers for the year in the next few days are Lesser Yellowlegs, Whimbrel, Least Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, and Short-billed Dowitcher.  Also, early migrating warblers such as Northern Waterthrush and Yellow Warbler are already beginning to appear in thickets at favored coastal locations. Read More

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Western Massachusetts

Here are this week’s bird sightings from the Voice of Audubon for western Massachusetts.

An Acadian flycatcher continues to be seen down from Gate 22 at the Quabbin Reservoir. Read More

Past Sightings