Bird Sightings

Recent sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society:

Due to recent high water at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, there have been exceptionally intimate views of Virginia rails and soras along with the occasional glimpse of a least bittern.

Bolton: at Bolton Flats Wildlife Management Area, three American bitterns, three least bitterns, 21 Virginia rails, a sora, four common gallinules.

South Dartmouth: at Allens Pond, one clapper rail, six American oystercatchers, several white-rumped sandpipers, a black skimmer, four purple martins, 25 seaside sparrows.


Amesbury: at Woodsom Farm, 32 bobolinks and four Eastern meadowlarks.

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Miscellaneous: eight Manx shearwaters at Revere Beach; a little blue heron at Moon Island in Squantum; two tricolored herons at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island; two black skimmers at Plymouth Beach; two yellow-billed cuckoos and two yellow-throated vireos at the Martin H. Burns Wildlife Management Area in Newbury; a Chuck-will’s-widow in Falmouth; five orchard orioles at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

For more information or to report sightings, call 781-259-8805 or go to