Eastern Massachusetts Bird Sightings

Results from the Quabbin Christmas Bird Count conducted on December 31 were highlighted by 6 Ruffed Grouse, 18 Bald Eagles, a Rough-legged Hawk, a Golden Eagle, 15 Great Horned Owls, 6 Northern Saw-whet Owls, 51 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 15 Pileated Woodpeckers, 28 Common Ravens, a Pine Grosbeak, and 5 Evening Grosbeaks. Read more >

The fields adjacent to Rt. 133 in Ipswich currently harbor 3 Greater White-fronted Geese, a Pink-footed Goose, and 1-2 Ross’s Geese among the Canada Geese gathered there, in addition to 4 Killdeer, 200 Red-winged Blackbirds, and 100 Common Grackles. Read more >

Highlights from the Plymouth Bird Count conducted on Thursday included a Snow Goose, a Canvasback, a Redhead, a King Eider, a Barrow’s Goldeneye, 3 Bald Eagles, a Thick-billed Murre, a Snowy Owl, a Common Raven, 6 Ipswich Savannah Sparrows, and 5 Rusty Blackbirds. Read more >