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 “extreme” pelagic birding trip from Hyannis south to the deepwater canyons at the continental shelf on the 19th produced some seldom-seen seabirds, including a white-faced storm-petrel, 8 band-rumped storm-petrels, 39 Leach’s storm-petrels, 14 Audubon’s shearwaters, 2 “Scopoli’s” type Cory’s shearwaters, and 2 long-tailed jaegers, plus 125 rare striped dolphins, 66 common dolphins, 7 Risso’s dolphins, 3 fin whales, 3 minke whales, and several flyingfish. Read More

Past Sightings

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

Past Sightings

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