Bird Sightings: The Voice of 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.
Swallow-tailed kites were reported from Orleans on the 13th and Yarmouth on the 15th.
Two tricolored herons were at the Morris Island causeway in Chatham over the weekend.
A black vulture and a king eider were seen at Provincetown Harbor over the weekend. Other sightings in Provincetown included 2 rusty blackbirds at the Beech Forest, a Pacific loon and a black guillemot at Herring Cove, and 2 Manx shearwaters, 50 razorbills, a glaucous gull, and 14 Iceland gulls at Race Point. Read More
Among the migrants noted in increasing numbers this week were Double-crested Cormorants, Glossy Ibises, Virginia Rails, Laughing Gulls, American Kestrels, Blue-headed Vireos, Northern Rough-winged Swallows, Barn Swallows, Winter Wrens, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Hermit Thrushes, Palm, Pine, and Yellow-rumped warblers, and Chipping and White-throated sparrows. Read More
Migrating waterfowl still hold the stage in the valley with flocks of up to thousands of Canada Geese being seen. Also being reported are snow geese, American wigeon, northern pintail, blue-winged teal, bufflehead, and double-crested cormorant.
Sizable flocks of ring-necked ducks, hooded merganser, and common merganser are also being seen. Read More