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 royal tern was at Black’s Beach in Falmouth on the 26th.

Two immature yellow-crowned night herons were spotted in Goose Pond at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary this week, where a migrant northern waterthrush, 17 whimbrel, and 86 willets were also noted. Read More

Past Sightings

Eastern Massachusetts

At Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, especially at the southern end of the sanctuary off Provincetown, great numbers of shearwaters including Cory’s, Great, and Sooty shearwaters, plus a few Manx Shearwaters and good numbers of Wilson’s Storm-Petrels are regularly being sighted both from whale watching trips and from the beaches at Race Point and Herring Cove.  These great seabird concentrations, along with Humpback, Fin, and Minke whales are being sustained by huge schools of sand lance present in those waters right now. Read More

Past Sightings

Western Massachusetts

Two great egrets and a snowy egret were reported in the Northampton-Hadley area.

A Bonaparte’s gull was found in North Adams, and a lesser yellowlegs was seen in Pittsfield.

A sora was reported in Belchertown, and an eastern screen-owl was heard in Agawam. Read More

Past Sightings