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

A Mississippi kite was reported from Woods Hole on the 24th and the chuck-will’s-widow continues at Elain Ave in Falmouth.

Sightings at Race Point included 1700 Cory’s shearwaters, 1100 sooty shearwaters, 9 Manx shearwaters, 10 Wilson’s storm petrels, a pomarine jaeger, a parasitic jaeger, a little gull, 90 black-legged kittiwakes, 75 Bonaparte’s gulls, 2 lesser black-backed gulls, and a bald eagle. Read More

Past Sightings

Eastern Massachusetts

Now that July is upon us birders should increasingly be on the lookout for early southbound shorebird migrants mainly along the coast, but also inland where there are muddy pond edges to attract them.  Among these early migrants are likely to be Solitary Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Hudsonian Godwit, Least Sandpiper, and Short-billed Dowitcher. Read More

Past Sightings

Western Massachusetts

A common gallinule continues to be seen at Lake Wallace in Belchertown.

The least bittern continues to be reported on Five Bridges Road in Brimfield. Read More

Past Sightings