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

Remarkably, two different brown boobies were seen on the Cape this week. An immature landed on a boat in the middle of Nantucket Sound on the 25th and rode it all the way into Hyannis Harbor before flying off. An adult bird was spotted off Orleans/Chatham on the 28th and then photographed off Truro on the 29th. Read More

Past Sightings

Eastern Massachusetts

Once again seabirds head the list of interesting sightings this week. In addition to continued spectacular numbers of shearwaters, storm-petrels, terns, and jaegers in the waters around Provincetown, even more amazing were some of the highlights recorded on a deep-water pelagic trip to the continental shelf edge south of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard last weekend. Among the stunning variety and numbers of species seen were 2 Black-capped Petrels, 202 Audubon’s Shearwaters, 28 White-faced Storm-Petrels, 161 Leach’s Storm-Petrels, 23 Band-rumped Storm-Petrels, 4 White-tailed Tropicbirds, a Red-billed Tropicbird, 17 Pomarine Jaegers, a Long-tailed Jaeger, a South Polar Skua, and a Bridled Tern. Several of these counts undoubtedly represent the highest totals of these species ever recorded in these waters. Read More

Past Sightings

Western Massachusetts

A black-crowned night-heron has been seen for several days at Forest Park in Springfield.

Two olive-sided flycatchers were reported in Belchertown and another two were seen in Tyringham. Read More

Past Sightings