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 brown booby was last reported from Herring Cove in Provincetown on October 3.

During the never-ending Nor’easter last week, birders were stationed daily at lookouts between Herring Cove and Race Point Beach in Provincetown to take in the wind-blown seabird flights, with highlights including a south polar skua on the 3rd, a report of 3000 northern fulmars on the 3rd, daily tallies of over 10,000 great and Cory’s shearwaters, a Baird’s sandpiper, 27 red-necked phalaropes, over 120 white-rumped sandpipers, a 4-hour tally of over 250 jaegers, including 118 parasitic and 24 pomarine, 7 little gulls, over 6000 common terns, and 30 American pipits. Read More

Past Sightings

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

Past Sightings

Western Massachusetts

Two red-headed woodpeckers continue to be seen on the West Road trail on the Longmeadow Flats.

A blue grosbeak and two orange-crowned warblers were found in the Arcadia Meadows of Northampton.

A cackling goose and a greater white-fronted goose were reported in Turners Falls. Read More

Past Sightings