Spring & Summer Birds

Spring and summer are great seasons to go birding! Our migrant species have returned from their wintering grounds attired in their breeding finery, and many species are singing and displaying in fine fashion across the Commonwealth. The birds featured here are some of the most commonly seen species seen throughout spring and summer all across Massachusetts, and many of them will readily come to bird feeders.
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American goldfinch © USFWS
American goldfinch © USFWS

American Goldfinches

 
Robin © Richard Alvarnaz
Robin © Richard Alvarnaz

American Robins

oriole © Bruce Hauck
© Bruce Hauck

Baltimore Orioles

 
black-capped chickadee © Jake LeSuer
black-capped chickadee © Jake LeSuer

Black-capped Chickadees

blue jay © Sarah Keates
© Sarah Keates

Blue Jays

 
Brown-headed cowbird © Alan D. Wilson
© Alan D. Wilson

Brown-headed Cowbirds

Carolina wren © Ken Thomas
Carolina wren © Ken Thomas

Carolina Wrens

 
cedar waxwing © Joseph Cavanaugh
cedar waxwing © Joseph Cavanaugh

Cedar Waxwings

chipping sparrow © Dave Menke, USFWS
© Dave Menke, USFWS

Chipping Sparrows

 
common grackle © Dr. Thomas G. Barnes, USFWS
© Dr. Thomas G. Barnes, USFWS

Common Grackles

Downy Woodpecker © US Fish and Wildlife
Downy Woodpecker © US Fish and Wildlife

Downy Woodpeckers

 
eastern bluebird © Dorrie Holmes
eastern bluebird © Dorrie Holmes

Eastern Bluebirds

eastern pheobe © Ashley Keleher
eastern pheobe © Ashley Keleher

Eastern Phoebes

 
European starling © USFWS
European starling © USFWS

European Starlings

Heron © John Elliott
© John Elliott

Great Blue Herons

 
northern cardinal © Johanna Wray
northern cardinal © Johanna Wray

Northern Cardinals

northern mockingbird © Ken Thomas
northern mockingbird © Ken Thomas

Northern Mockingbirds

 
mourning dove © Al Caldarelli
mourning dove © Al Caldarelli

Mourning Doves

male red-winged blackbird © Andrew Liu
male red-winged blackbird © Andrew Liu

Red-winged Blackbirds

 
white-breasted nuthatch © USFWS
white-breasted nuthatch © USFWS

White-breasted Nuthatches