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Bird Sightings

  • A purple finch<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
  • A yellow-rumped warbler<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts.

Two broad-winged hawks, four winter wrens, six golden-crowned kinglets, three Swainson’s thrushes, five magnolia warblers, 10 blackburnian warblers, 13 blackpoll warblers, 15 yellow-rumped warblers, one mourning warbler, six dark-eye juncos and seven purple finches were counted on Mount Greylock.

A survey of nesting birds at the Southwick Wildlife Management Area produced six great crested flycatchers, five willow flycatchers, nine eastern wood-pewees, a fish crow, seven eastern bluebirds, four brown thrashers, 10 prairie warblers, 20 eastern towhees, 14 field sparrows, nine indigo buntings and an orchard oriole.

A black-billed cuckoo, two yellow-bellied sapsuckers, two blue-headed vireos, a brown creeper, a hermit thrush, four ovenbirds, four blackburnian warblers, two black-throated blue warblers, two black-throated green warblers and three dark-eyed juncos were found on a walk in the fields and woodland trails of Noble View in Russell.

To report a bird sighting, please call the Voice of Audubon at (781)259-8805 and leave a message.

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