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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, December 15

Standout reports this week were a Say’s Phoebe in Belchertown, a Western Grebe in Winthrop, Yellow-headed Blackbirds at two different localities, a Western Kingbird in Freetown, and Ash-throated Flycatchers [...]

Friday, December 8

A fairly quiet week with the most outstanding reports being a flock of 24 Sandhill Cranes in flight over Townsend, single Ash-throated Flycatchers in Cambridge and Rockport, a Greater White-fronted Goose [...]

Friday, December 1

Among the more interesting reports this week were an Ash-throated Flycatcher in Cambridge, a large lingering flock of 76 Laughing Gulls in Beverly, a Tufted Duck, a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher [...]

Friday, November 24

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 [...]

Friday, November 17

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, [...]

Friday, November 10

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, [...]

Friday, November 3

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, [...]

Friday, October 27

Several unusual species recorded this week included a Purple Gallinule at Nantucket, a Rufous Hummingbird in Orleans, a slightly early Northern Shrike in Sheffield, [...]

Friday, October 20

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, [...]

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