Common Bird Species in Massachusetts

Pileated woodpecker feeding chicks © Linda Cullivan
© Linda Cullivan

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.

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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 its nest, it’s hard to resist the urge to come to the rescue. But most of the time it’s best to do nothing. See our primer on when to take action for baby songbirds found out of the nest. Learn More >

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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.

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