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Bird sightings across the region

Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society:

Last week’s highlights included offshore sightings of 194 dovekies, 11 Atlantic puffins, 161 black-legged kittiwakes, and 34 Northern fulmars, as well as small flocks of evening grosbeaks spotted in Cohasset, Lexington, Littleton, Marshfield, Newton, Reading, Rockport, Sterling, and other communities across the state.

Plum Island: At the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, sightings included two American white pelicans, 26 northern pintails, three ruddy ducks, two rough-legged hawks, 33 common redpolls, and three pine siskins.

Salisbury: At Salisbury Beach State Reservation, a rough-legged hawk, a northern goshawk, and 40 common redpolls were spotted.

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Miscellaneous: Among sightings were an American woodcock in Post Office Square in downtown Boston, a thick-billed murre at Hodgkins Cove on Cape Ann in Gloucester, a hoary redpoll at the Pine Hill Road grasslands in Lancaster, a tufted duck on Long Pond on Nantucket, a common murre off Wollaston Beach in Quincy, and an American bittern at Belle Isle Marsh in Winthrop.

For more information about bird sightings or to report bird sightings, call Mass. Audubon at 781-259-8805 or go to www.mass audubon.org.