Eastern Massachusetts Bird Sightings

More new migrants continued to arrive or increase in numbers this week despite several days of unseasonal cool weather.  Among these species were Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Red-throated Loon,  Horned Grebe, American Bittern, Green Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpiper, Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Eastern Kingbird, Blue-headed Vireo, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Black-and-white Warbler, Eastern Towhee, White-throated Sparrow, and Rusty Blackbird. Read More

Decent weather for migration this week witnessed both notable movements or new arrivals of several species including American Bittern, Spotted and Solitary sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Laughing Gull, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, American Kestrel, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Louisiana Waterthrush, Palm, Pine, and Yellow-rumped warbler, Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, and Purple Finch. Read More

Many spring migrants continued to arrive this week, most notable of which were many Green-winged Teal, Great and Snowy egrets, Greater Yellowlegs, Wilson’s Snipes, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, American Kestrels, Eastern Phoebes, Tree and Northern Rough-winged swallows, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Hermit Thrushes, Pine Warblers, Chipping and Fox sparrows, and Rusty Blackbirds. Read More

Signs of spring continued to increase this week with the arrival of many new migrants, especially Snow Geese, Canada Geese, Wood Ducks, Green-winged Teal, Red-throated Loons, Double-crested Cormorants, Great Egrets, Ospreys, Red-shouldered Hawks, Piping Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Wilson’s Snipes, Northern Flickers, Eastern Phoebes, Tree Swallows, Hermit Thrushes, and Fox Sparrows. Read More

With the rain and mild weather this week migrant birds continued to arrive. Species being reported in increasing numbers include many waterfowl species, especially Wood Ducks, American Black Ducks, Northern Pintails, and Green-winged Teal, along with Double-crested Cormorants, Great Blue Herons, Turkey Vultures, Ospreys, Red-shouldered Hawks, Piping Plovers, American Woodcocks, Ring-billed Gulls, Northern Flickers, and small numbers of Rusty Blackbirds. Read More