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.
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 [...]
Connecticut Warblers and Clay-colored Sparrows seemed to be moving in better than average numbers this season based upon the scattering of reports statewide, Broad-winged Hawks enjoyed a couple decent flight days [...]
With the advent of an approaching hurricane accompanied by strong winds and heavy seas, birders are poised for the possibility of finding storm-blown seabirds and possibly other species [...]
Notable reports this week were seabirds recorded on a pelagic trip to the canyons at the edge of the continental shelf, as well as a Lark Bunting at Martha’s Vineyard, [...]
Coastal migrating shorebirds and increasing numbers of warblers from various areas are currently among the dominant bird species [...]
Unequivocally the most exiting reports this week were a Lesser Sand-Plover – a first record for Massachusetts – discovered and observed by many in Mashpee, a Swallow-tailed Kite seen in Barnstable, [...]
Shorebirds continued to dominate much of the coastal bird activity this week, while increasing numbers of migrating warblers are appearing in many inland locations. Additionally, small numbers of Red Crossbills [...]
This was a relatively quiet week for birds, although small numbers of migrant warblers are increasingly being seen at scattered locations as well as good numbers of shorebirds [...]
The unequivocal rarity of the week was the continued presence of a Mountain Plover on Long Beach in Centerville that was enjoyed and photographed by many admirers [...]