Bird sightings

Recent bird sighting as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Plum Island: Highlights from the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge included 60 northern gannets, an American bittern, two American golden plovers, two Hudsonian godwits, two western sandpipers, a Baird’s sandpiper, 34 pectoral sandpipers, a yellow-bellied sapsucker, and three peregrine falcons.

Concord: Reports from the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge featured five great egrets, three greater yellowlegs, a Wilson’s snipe, a common nighthawk, four chimney swifts, a blue-headed vireo, a winter wren, 10 American pipits, a prairie warbler, and a white-crowned sparrow.

Nantucket: Sightings included 11 Hudsonian godwits, a willet, 150 pectoral sandpipers, a white-eyed vireo, and a barn swallow.


Boston: Spotted in Fenway were a yellow-bellied sapsucker, a warbling vireo, four blackpoll warblers, and white-throated, white-crowned, and Lincoln’s sparrows.

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Miscellaneous: Reports included a Leach’s storm petrel at Heard Pond in Wayland; three yellow-crowned night herons at Great Neck in Ipswich; a marbled godwit in Gloucester; two solitary sandpipers in Brookline; a common nighthawk and a hooded warbler at Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Marblehead; a ruby-throated hummingbird in Essex; an unidentified selasphorus hummingbird in Westborough; a blue-winged warbler in Dartmouth; a mourning warbler in Groton; a Connecticut warbler and a vesper sparrow at Kaveski Farm in Concord; single lark sparrows in Middleton and Danehy Park in Cambridge; and a dickcissel at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation in East Boston.

For more information about bird sightings or to report sightings, call MassAudubon at 781-259-8805 or go to