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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, July 28

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 [...]

Friday, July 21

The highlight of the week was the unexpected appearance of a Mountain Plover in Centerville, a rare visitor from the western Great Plains and the Colorado Plateau, [...]

Friday, July 14

Highlights this week were 2 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks in Worcester, a Brown Booby observed from a whale-watching boat on the southwest corner of Stellwagen Bank off Provincetown, and a Curlew Sandpiper [...]

Friday, July 7

Increasing numbers of early migrating shorebirds are now appearing at a number of coastal locations, especially Lesser Yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitchers, [...]

Friday, June 30

The two most notable sightings this week were a an American White Pelican at Big Pond in Otis in the Berkshires and a Masked Booby photographed at the edge of the continental shelf near Hydrographer Canyon [...]

Friday, June 23

Indications are that spring migration is virtual1y for the season, but breeding activity is practically at a peak at this season.  Many species are quite secretive at this season until their young have fledged, [...]

Friday, June 16

The week saw the appearance of a number of Acadian Flycatchers in various localities, 2 Least Terns that made a very unusual inland appearance at Great Meadows Refuge in Concord [...]

Friday, June 9

With spring migration winding down, migrant highlights this week were primarily several species of the typically late-moving flycatchers and several warbler species, most notably Mourning Warblers. [...]

Friday, June 2

A couple very warm days this week were likely responsible for occurrences of both Swallow-tailed Kite and Mississippi Kite in the Truro area of Cape Cod, [...]

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