Birds in Massachusetts
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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What's Happening Now - Summer
What's Happening in Summer?
- Finding baby birds
- Bird nests in odd places
- Guidelines for feeding birds
- Attracting hummingbirds
- Learning about birdhouses
- Landscaping for birds
- Birds flying into windows
- Birds living in chimneys
- Helping injured birds
- Encountering sick birds
- Birds singing at night
- Finding birds in pools
- Finding duck nests in enclosed areas
Today's Bird & Recent Sightings
Discover over a dozen different bird species in this video series with Mass Audubon's Joan Walsh! Start watching >
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.
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Common Bird Species
Despite its small size, Massachusetts hosts more than 300 different species of birds each year. From the rarely encountered Northern Goshawk to the charmingly common Black-capped Chickadee, the birds of the Commonwealth come in all shapes and sizes.