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Recent Bird Sightings

Thanks to the incredible amount of up-to-date bird information available on eBird and other online platforms, Mass Audubon will no longer be generating a weekly bird sightings report.

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, [...]

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 [...]

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