Common Bird Species in Massachusetts

Find information about birds and bird behavior commonly encountered in Massachusetts. Learn about all the birds of Massachusetts in the Breeding Bird Atlas 2 and find out how they are doing in State of the Birds.


Rough-Legged Hawk © Phil Brown
Rough-Legged Hawk © Phil Brown

Spring migration season will be here before you know it! We've got some hawkwatching tips and tricks to help you make the most of spring migration in Massachusetts.

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Recent Sightings

Have there been any unusual or rare sightings in your area? Find out what birds are being seen where in Massachusetts with our regularly updated reports. View recent sightings >