Recent Bird Sightings
The Voice of Audubon offers regular updates on birds sighted across the state to introduce you to the wide variety of species Massachusetts has to offer.
Find the most recently published sightings below. To view sightings from previous weeks, click on "Past Sightings" in the top-right corner of either box.
Below are the sightings for the last several weeks from across Massachusetts.
For the second week in a row a major movement of seabirds off Cape Ann and Cape Cod captured the stage of unusual sightings, headed by a massive total of more than 15,000 Dovekies off Rockport leading the list. Other notable bird reports this week included [...]
There were a number of unusual species recorded this week including a Lark Bunting banded in Brewster, two different Townsend’s Solitaires, a Western Tanager, a Bohemian Waxwing, 3 continuing Pink-footed Geese, a Hammond’s Flycatcher, [...]
Notable events this week included a migrating flock of 22 Sandhill Cranes in Townsend, a Swainson’s Hawk in Provincetown, a Rufous Hummingbird in Natick, a Bell’s Vireo and a Townsend’s Warbler in the vicinity of Gay Head on Martha’s Vineyard, [...]
An interesting assortment of unusual sightings this week included 3 continuing Pink-footed Geese in the Amherst/Whately area, a Barnicle Goose in Longmeadow, a Greater White-fronted Goose in Sheffield, [...]
Several unusual species recorded this week included a Purple Gallinule at Nantucket, a Rufous Hummingbird in Orleans, a slightly early Northern Shrike in Sheffield, [...]
Notable events this week included a Cattle Egret at Nantucket, several lingering Ruby-throated Hummingbirds statewide, a probable Rufous Hummingbird in Orleans, a remarkable count of at least 5 Clay-colored Sparrows in Middlesex County, [...]
Notable species this week were highlighted by a Virginia’s Warbler that spent several days at the Putnam Farm Conservation Area in Orleans for a first record for Massachusetts, a Western Tanager at Long Pasture Sanctuary in Cummaquid, a Le Conte’s Sparrow [...]
Especially notable sightings this week were a Townsend’s Warbler at Plum Island, a Prothonotary Warbler in Winchester, a LeConte’s Sparrow in Longmeadow, and several reports of Clay-colored Sparrows [...]
The highlight of the week was a cooperative Northern Wheatear at Plymouth Beach, where there was also 2 Hudsonian Godwits and a Marbled Godwit. Race Point in Provincetown and First Encounter Beach in Eastham [...]