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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, October 13

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 [...]

Friday, October 6

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 [...]

Friday, September 29

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 [...]

Friday, September 22

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 [...]

Friday, September 15

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 [...]

Friday, September 1

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, [...]

Friday, August 25

Coastal migrating shorebirds and increasing numbers of warblers from various areas are currently among the dominant bird species [...]

Friday, August 18

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, [...]

Friday, August 11

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 [...]

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