Migrants in area, nesting birds settle in
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The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts.
Some uncommon migrants found in the region over the weekend were common nighthawk, olive-sided flycatcher, Swainson’s thrush, Cape May warbler, Tennessee warbler, bay-breasted warbler, Wilson’s warbler, Lincoln’s sparrow, white-crowned sparrow and pine siskin.
Uncommon nesting birds reported were American bittern, upland sandpiper, black-billed cuckoo, alder flycatcher, willow flycatcher, Canada warbler, worm-eating warbler and grasshopper sparrow.
Three sandhill cranes continue in Worthington and a single crane was found at the Arcadia sanctuary in Easthampton. A pair of northern shovelers was also reported at Arcadia.
A summer tanager is still coming to a yard in Great Barrington.
A greater scaup and a great egret continue in Longmeadow.
A pectoral sandpiper, a yellow-bellied flycatcher and a golden-winged warbler were found in Holyoke.
A yellow-bellied flycatcher was seen in Hadley, and a cerulean warbler was on Mount Holyoke.
A white-winged scoter was reported on Onota Lake, and a long-eared owl was seen in Richmond.
A gray-cheeked thrush was found in Agawam and 11 American pipits were seen in Sunderland.
Yellow-billed cuckoos were found in West Springfield and New Salem.
To notify the Voice of Audubon of a bird sighting please call (781)259-8805 and leave a message.