Common Bird Species in Massachusetts

Pileated woodpecker feeding chicks © Linda Cullivan
© Linda Cullivan

Discover the birds—and bird behaviors—most commonly encountered in Massachusetts. Learn about all the Commonwealth's breeding bird species in the Breeding Bird Atlas 2. Find out how different species in the state are coping with human development and climate change in the latest State of the Birds report.

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Found a Baby Bird?

Baby birds with mother in nest © Michael Ross
© Michael Ross

When you come across a baby bird out of the nest, most of the time it’s best to do nothing. Find out when you should (and shouldn't) take action.


Hawkwatching & Recent Sightings - Spring

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Hawk Watching

Spring migration season starts hitting its stride beginning in mid-April. Get ready with our hawkwatching tips and tricks that will 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 >