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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.

Friday, February 23

Notable highlights this week included single Tufted Ducks at Tufted Ducks at Nantucket and Brewster, single Eared Grebes at Nantucket and Marblehead, a Pacific Loon at Race Point in Provincetown, [...]

Friday, February 16

Persisting notable species this week were a Western Grebe, Feb 16, 2024e in Winthrop, an Eared Grebe in Marblehead, a Tufted Duck at Nantucket, a Say’s Phoebe in Belchertown, a Townsend’s Warbler in Cambridge, [...]

Friday, February 9

Several continuing highlights this week included 2 Greater White-fronted Geese at Plum Island, Western Grebes in Winthrop and Mashpee, an Eared Grebe in Marblehead, a Say’s Phoebe in Belchertown, [...]

Friday, February 2

The most interesting reports this week were a continuing Say’s Phoebe in Hampshire County, an Eared Grebe and a Tufted Duck at Nantucket, a continuing Western Grebe in Winthrop, [...]

Friday, January 26

This week’s most notable sightings were a Western Grebe at Winthrop Beach, a Townsend’s Warble on the Alewife Linear Bike Path in Cambridge, a Golden-crowned Sparrow at a private address in Chatham, [...]

Friday, January 19

Continuing unusual species in Massachusetts this week included single Western Grebes in Winthrop and Mashpee, single Western Tanagers in Sandwich and North Truro, a Tufted Duck in Harwich, and single Greater White-fronted Geese [...]

Friday, January 12

Notably unusual birds reported this week were the continued presence of a Say’s Phoebe in Belchertown, an Ash-throated Flycatcher in Halifax, a Western Grebes in Mashpee and Winthrop, Western Tanagers in Sandwich, Truro, [...]

Friday, January 5

Because of the Christmas Bird Counts taking place for the past couple weeks, quite a number of interesting birds were found and reported this week. A sample of these included [...]

Friday, December 29

Sightings of particular note this week included a Pacific Loon, a Western Grebe, a Western Kingbird, 2 Ash-throated Flycatchers, 2 Western Tanagers, 2 Yellow-throated Warblers, [...]

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