Eastern Massachusetts Bird Sightings

Despite the fact that spring migration has now passed, there is lots of nesting bird activity taking place right now, and the next few days should also witness the vanguard of the fall shorebird migration with the appearance of early migrant species such as Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, and Short-billed Dowitcher. Read More

It is starting to be beach time, and sightings from Race Point Beach and other locations in Provincetown included 2 Cory’s Shearwaters, 5 Parasitic Jaegers, 25 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 3 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 40 Laughing Gulls, 600 Herring Gulls, 6 Lesser Black-backed and 100 Greater Black-backed gulls, 15 Least Terns, a Black Tern, 5 Roseate Terns, 300 Common Terns, 4 Manx Shearwaters, 4 Northern Gannets, and a Brown Booby. Nearby, at Head of the Meadow Beach in North Truro, 50 Black-legged Kittiwakes and a Little Gull were tallied. Read More

Reports from this week were primarily from breeding birds, as migration has trickled down to almost nothing.

A survey of Fresh Pond in Cambridge yielded a Willow Flycatcher, 17 Warbling Vireos, 4 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 14 Yellow Warblers, a late Blackpoll Warbler, and 2 Orchard Orioles. Read More

This is the Voice of Audubon for Friday, June 05, 2015. As Spring migration season winds down, birds are heavily into breeding season here in Eastern Massachusetts, with reports of nests, nestlings, and fledged birds from everywhere.

This is the time of year to remind everyone that, if you find a baby bird or mammal on the ground, please leave it where you find it. The parents are probably nearby and keeping an eye on their offspring. Read More