Eastern Massachusetts Bird Sightings

Spring migrants noted in increasing numbers this week included Red-throated Loons, Horned Grebes, Great Egrets, Turkey Vultures, Piping Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Greater Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpipers, Wilson Snipes, American Kestrels, Eastern Phoebes, Northern Rough-winged Swallows, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Hermit Thrushes, Palm Warblers, Pine Warblers, and Chipping, Field, Fox, and White-throated sparrows. Read More

New or increasing numbers of spring migrants continued to make appearances this week including Northern Pintails, Green-winged Teal, Great Blue Herons, Double-crested Cormorants, Great and Snowy egrets, Ospreys, Piping Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Wilson Snipes, Laughing Gulls, Eastern Phoebes, Tree Swallows, Hermit Thrushes, Fox Sparrows, and Song Sparrows. Read More

Although the weather this past week was not terribly favorable for migration, a number of spring migrants continued to make appearances, especially waterfowl such as Snow Geese, increased numbers of Brant, and substantial gatherings of Canada Geese, as well as Wood Ducks, Northern Pintails, Green-winged Teal, and Ring-necked Ducks, along with Horned Grebes, Great Blue Herons, several Great Egrets, Ospreys, Piping Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Northern Flickers, Tree Swallows, and Fox Sparrows. Read More

Continued signs of early spring this week included increasingly widespread reports of Wood Ducks, Northern Pintails, and good numbers of Green-winged Teal and Ring-necked Ducks, along with Great Blue Herons, Turkey Vultures, Ospreys, Piping Plovers, American Oystercatchers, American Woodcocks, Fish Crows, Tree Swallows, and Fox Sparrows. Read More